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Centre likely to frame new employment policy to revive job sector

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Rashi Bisaria | February 22, 2021

'Reduce fuel prices by partially rolling back excise duty': Sonia Gandhi to PM Modi

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reduce fuel prices by partially rolling back excise duty, saying that the prices of petrol and diesel are at 'historic and unsustainable' high. She said that the central government has unreasonably levied excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 33 and Rs 32, respectively, which is higher than the base price of these fuels. "This is nothing short of extortion to cover up economic mismanagement," she said.

Centre likely to consider Oriental Insurance or United India for privatisation

The government may consider privatising Oriental Insurance or the United India Insurance Co as their financial health has improved after a series of capital infusions, people aware of the development said. To further strengthen their financial health, the government is expected to infuse Rs 3,000 crore in the public sector general insurance companies during the current quarter.

COVID-19 blues: Centre likely to frame new employment policy to revive job sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government is likely to frame a new 'national employment policy' in the wake of massive job losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Centre is planning to create a new policy in order to boost employment in the country. The government will carry out surveys and collect the necessary data to formulate relevant policy for every sector, the news report stated, adding that the Centre has roped in the Labour Bureau of India and Ministry of Labour and Employment to chalk out the contours of the policy.

All India Kisan Sabha floats alternate model farm law for states

All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), one of the constituents of the coalition of farmer organisations agitating against the Centre's new farm laws, has drafted an alternative law - Facilitation of Social Cooperatives for Agricultural Products (Processing and Marketing) Bill 2021 - for the consideration of state governments. The 'Model Bill' intends to ensure protection of farmers from exploitation by middlemen and large corporate entities. It will ensure additional wages for agricultural workers, additional price for products to farmers and provide remedies for related matters

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