Mon, Mar 27, 2017 | updated 12:14 PM IST

BRICS Labour and Employment ministerial meeting today

Updated: Sep 27, 2016 08:04 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 27 (ANI): The two-day BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting begins today in New Delhi.

The ministers will deliberate on ways to adopt the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Declaration.

The meeting will have dedicated sessions on key thematic areas, i) Employment Generation, ii) Social Security, iii) Inclusive Development Including Formalization.

International Organizations viz. ILO, ISSA and Academia's are also participating and providing their research inputs to the deliberation.

Following the tripartite model of dialogue, the national social partners of BRICS countries are also participating in the deliberations.

At the valedictory session, there would be adoption of BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers' Declaration.

The first meeting of BRICS Employment Working Group (BEWG) was held on July 27-28 at Hyderabad.

During this meeting, a broad consensus was achieved on 'Employment Generation for Inclusive Growth', 'Possible Social Security Agreement among BRICS nations' and 'Networking of Labour Institutes of BRICS nations' to include in the BRICS Ministerial declaration for their subsequent discussion.

India has assumed the presidency of BRICS in February 2016 and hosting the eighth BRICS Summit 2016 under India's Chairmanship scheduled to be held on October 15-16 at Goa.

The theme of India's BRICS Chairmanship is "Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions".

In the prelude to the final meeting of BRICS, a series of meetings from participating Ministries are being held at various places in India.

The BRICS Employment Working Group has been constituted to deliberate on common issues and challenges facing the world of work in BRICS nations and to formulate appropriate and coordinated policy reforms. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): Extending support to Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, the Congress on Monday said that Air India staffer Sukumar was equally at fault.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central Government to file a detailed reply and the roadmap within four weeks stating about the proposed line of action in connection with farmers' suicide issue.

Full Story >>

Govt. looks forward to consensus on GST

Updated: Mar 27, 2017 11:42 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): Looking forward to a consensus on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Monday expressed hope that the above legislation is passed in the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Monday reiterated that the state government will only act against slaughterhouses that are illegal.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday refused to give any date on the issue of making Aadhar mandatory, saying that it would hear the matter in due course of time.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday said it would likely hear the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) petition filed by lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma, seeking a direction for a thorough check into the machines alleged tampering issue after eight weeks.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): As the meat sellers across Uttar Pradesh went on an indefinite strike from today against the crackdown on illegal and mechanized slaughterhouses, they urged Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to fight for the nation and not for 'gosht'.

Full Story >>

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): After newly elected Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath banned illegal slaughterhouses in the state, the police denied permission to a family seeking use of beef in their function.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): A car with 31 cartons of liquor was seized on Monday from Seemapuri area here.

Full Story >>

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): As a part of Rotary Literacy Mission Campaign, three women have started their journey from Coimbatore, covering a total of 24 countries and concluding at London.

Full Story >>

New Delhi/Osmanabad (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Shiv Sena has given a shutdown call in Maharashtra's Osmanabad in support of MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who had assaulted an Air India employee on flight.

Full Story >>

Arrah (Bihar) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former home secretary R.K. Singh has said any nationalist won't tolerate if someone utters slogans of 'Bharat tere tukde honge' and would thrash that person.

Full Story >>

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): Incidents of utter apathy showing inconsideration of the people and government has time and again come to light but there has been no remedy.

Full Story >>

Gurdaspur (Punjab) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) troops of border outpost Paharipur shot dead a Pakistani intruder ahead of the B.S. Fence on Monday morning.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Finance Bill, 2017, The Appropriation (Railways) Bill, 2017 and The Appropriation (Railways) Number 2 Bill, 2017 will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha today for consideration and return.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): After the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) refused to answer as to why the conversion of old currency was not allowed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday taunted the Central Government saying it didn't listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's orders and work differently.

Full Story >>

Gulbarga [Karnataka], Mar. 27 (ANI): Condemning the recent Bikaner rape case, women activists on Sunday demanded a stricter law against the perpetrators who commit such heinous crimes with women.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that 125 crore Indians wanted to create a 'Bhavya and Divya Bharat' and asserted that instead of saying this, the former should have urged the youth to use their skills in India rather than going abroad.

Full Story >>

Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): At least one policeman was injured in an encounter when heavily armed terrorists attacked the ancestral home of Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Hajj and Auquaf Syed Farooq Andrabi in poll-bound South Kashmir's Anantnag on Sunday evening.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): A mild tremor was felt in the nort-eastern state of Sikkim early in the morning at 3.12 a.m. today.

Full Story >>