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15th June 2018 Part-2: Daily News Analysis course
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Ministry of Labour and Employment Cess for Construction workers welfare

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Jatin Verma
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Building and other construction workers welfare board comes under ministry of labour and employment
Building and other construction workers welfare board Under department of labour, ministry of labour and employment, GOI.
Anshul Khatri
a year ago
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sir according to recent trends of pre question papers the bear acts of important acts are asked questions are based on that so sir plz tell how to know that this particular act is very important so it's bear act should b prepared because every act in news can't b covered
  1. tth Back to Plus Back to Plus Integrated Indian Economy Threadbare Understanding of Indian Polity & Governance [PT+MAINS] Jatin Verma 250k followers Jatin Verma 250k followers In this course, Jatin will cover all the important aspects of Indian Economy and related Current Affairs relevant for the UPSc Civil Services Exam&other exams conducted by UPSC and the State PSC exams. This course ill also be relevant for Economy section of SSC, Banking and other Govt eams. The course wil be conducted in English and the notes wil also be provided in English. las In this course, Jatin Verma will cover all the important aspects of Indian Polity and Indian Democracy at work relevant for the UPSC Civil Services Exam, other exams conducted by UPSC and the State PSC exams. The course will be conducted in English and the notes will also be provided in English. nt Next Class on 18th June-7:00 pm Sessions Watched:0/40 ay Sessions Remaining:40 Next Class on 18th June-9:30 pm

  2. Important News Articles (Taking Delhi/Noida edition as the base) tth . President rejects Tamil Nadu's plea to release Rajiv case convicts 2. Senior editor Shujaat Bukhari killed by gunmen in Srinagar Bukhari killing an act of terror: Rajnath Murder of Gauri not impulsive SIT rc s. HC split on disqualified MLAs' case 6India calls UN report on Kashmir fallacious 7. Cong. backs govt. stand on UN report s. Ministry takes up Maldives visa row 9. India is facing its worst water crisis: NITI Aayog 10 Cess collected for construction workers' welfare abysmally low I Couples in live-in relations cannot adopt, says CARA 12. MEA holds multiagency meet 13. Govt. to end use of speed governors 4. 'N. Korea sanctions to remain until total denuclearisation" lag nt ay se1 U.S. policies creating risks, warns IMF 6Will back AI with funds till disinvestment is done: Sinha 15.

  3. Important News Articles tth 18. WPI inflation at 14month high in May 19. Federal Reserve lifts rates amid stronger infl Oation in U.S., drops crisisera guidance rc lag nt ay

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  5. want teo he starting Page 6 Nation: India is facing its worst water crisis: NITI Aavog [GSM-3: Water Security at thh The NITI Aayog released the results of a study warning that India is facing its "worst" water crisis in history and that the demand for potable water will outstrip supply by 2030, if steps are not taken. Nearly 600 million Indians faced high-to-extreme water stress and about 2,00,000 people died every year because of inadequate access to safe water rTenty-one cities, including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, will run out of he groundwater by 2020, affecting 100 million people, the study noted. If matters are to continue, there will be a 6% loss in the country's Gross Domestic Product by 2050. Critical groundwater resources, which accounted for 40% of the water supply, are being depleted at "unsustainable" rates and up to 70% of the supply is contaminated Managing water e ar k h ent The observations are part of a study that ranked 24 States on how well they managed their water. Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh took the top three spots, and Jharkhand, Bihar and Haryana came in last in the 'Non-Himalayan States' category. Himachal Pradesh is facing one of its worst water crises this year, led a separate eight-member list of States clubbed together as 'North-Eastern and Himalayan. . These two categories were made to account for different hydrological conditions across the two groups. About 60% of the States were marked as "low performers," and this was cause for "alarm . tis

  6. want teo he starting Many of the States that performed badly - Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh - accounted for 20-30% of India's agricultural output. at th Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh manage water resources effectively, according to NITI Aayog's Composite Water Index Scores. Meghalaya, Uttarakhand and Nagland are the bottom three States in the index PGiven the combination of rapidly hedeclining groundwater levels and Composite Water Index Scores (FY 16-17) limited policy action... this is likely to be a significant food security risk for the country High performance (Score: >65) e ar k h Medium performance (50-65) No data Low performance (<50) ind stay Indicators considered: Groundwater restoration, irrigation management, on-farm water use, drinking water supply, water policy frameworks fis that

  7. want teo he starting Page 10 News: MEA takes up Maldives visa row.IGSM-3: International Relations] at thh Maldives, once one of our closest allies & beneficiary of massive aid, is canceling Indian work visas & putting up "Not Hiring Indians" signs 2,000 iob-seekers hit According to the normal visa procedures, work permits for Indians to the Maldives, where about 29,000 Indians now work, take about 15 days he. There has been a general squeeze on work visas issued to Indians, which has left what one diplomatic official estimated "2,000" job-seekers in the lurch, following the downturn in the India- Maldives ties. e ar . Dead end k h .Many has quitted their jobs to take up job in the Maldives. The visa denial has meant a dead end for them tis that

  8. want teo he starting Page 11 News: Cess collected for construction workers' welfare abysmally low. IGSM-3: Welfare of vulnerable sections] . As the government prepares to finalise a model welfare scheme for construction workers, a group at thh fighting for workers rights warns that the cess collected from construction companies, which is meant to pay for such workers' welfare, is abysmally low. National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation on Construction Labour (NCC-CL) he which has taken the Centre to the Supreme Court (SC) on the issue, says that the average amount being collected per worker per year is only 5477.10. Leaders and laggards . According to calculations by the NCC-CL using data from the National Sample Survey Office e ar k h ent (NSSO) as well as affidavits filed by the Centre and States, only four States have collected more than 52,000 per worker per year. More than 20 States have collected less than 1,000. . The worst performers are Manipur (R1 13.86), Jharkhand (R134.82) and Tamil Nadu (R135.84) "While planning the social securities to be provided, we must keep these figures in mind. incentives for children's education, marriage assistance, pension or maternity expenses, it is at the insufficient functioning of the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board. .If we are paying more than this average amount to any construction worker in the form of cost of other workers who have been deprived of getting registered as beneficiaries due to the tis

  9. want teo he starting Leaders and laggards (contd. . According to the Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Cess Act, 1996, a 1% cess i at thh to be levied and collected on all types of construction activities, whether by government, PSUs or private players. If 25% of the cost of construction except land price, (which is not part of the cess) is wages, the 1% of the total cost would be 4% of the wage bill or approximately 14 days of wages. he. If an average daily wage is R300, then the cess collected should be about R4,000 per worker per year. Instead, the national average is less than 500. .Last year, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour had said it was "astonished to note * that no efforts have been made to compare the collected Cess figure with the total construction activities carried out in respective States." e ar k h ent Model welfare scheme Labour Ministry released a draft model welfare scheme last month which includes pension, health ur and maternity benefits, life and disability insurance, education scholarships, skill development and housing benefits. Having received feedback from various stakeholders, the Ministry is expected to finalise the scheme A report has been submitted to the government, including measures to enhance worker registration and cess collection. tis

  10. want teo he starting Model welfare scheme (contd.) at thh The NCC-CL extrapolated the increase in construction workers as captured by NSSO data to estimate a nationwide total of Rs. 7.43 crore for 2016-17. States with the largest number of construction workers are: Uttar Pradesh with 1.21 crore, Rajasthan with more than 73 lakh and Tamil Nadu with 59 lakh. rHowever, these numbers are much larger than the number of workers who have been registered he with the various State boards, and those eligible for benefits. Nationwide, only 2.77 crore workers were registered as of June 2017 Welfare benefits are possible now because only registered workers are eligible for the scheme, but if worker registration goes up without cess collection also increasing, it could lead to a collapse of the tripartite board system involving workers, emplovers and government. ent tis that en thec

  11. want teo he starting at thh Uneven rates The performance of States haisbeen unevendin ces co %of workers registere from employers for construction workers and in their registrations Cess collected for each worker per year Among major States, only 3 Karnataka, Maharashtra & Haryana collected cess more than 1,000 for each worker per year Chhattisgarh with 110% and West Bengal with 73%, have high levels of worker registration re he e ar k h ent The worst performers are Manipur ( 113.86), Jharkhand ( 34.82) and Tamil Nadu (135.84) Large states with low levels of registration include Himachal Pradesh (4%), Assam (10%) and Maharashtra (14%) 113 3,852 3% 125% tis that

  12. want teo he starting Page 11 News: MEA holds multi-agency meet IGSM-3: Economy Economic Offences] Officials from the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday attended a multi-agency meeting held by the Ministry of External Affairs on preparations for extradition of fugitive economic offenders, particularly diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi. Among those present at the meeting were officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs. They discussed at thh e various measures to ensure expeditious extradition of the wanted persons and reviewed the he developments in the case. Current whereabouts In the case of Mr. Modi, the investigating agencies are yet to establish his current whereabouts through Interpol. He is now suspected to be in Brussels (Belgium) and probe agencies may soon contact the authorities there. e ar ent is subsequent movements are not yet clear. The fugitive businessman was earlier travelling o Indian passport, which had been revoked by the MEA in February. The agencies, it is learnt, have been u told that upon revocation of passports in such cases, a communication is usually sent to all the countries informing them of the decision. However, there is no system of real-time data sharing on passport revocations n an stay s the passport-carrying a valid visaremains in the person's possession, the accused may still be able to use it for further travels. It happens mostly because there is no global integrated data mechanism to keep an updated record of passport revocations in different countries," said an official tis

  13. want teo he starting Page 12 World: 'N. Korea sanctions to remain until total denuclearisation Tough sanctions will remain on North Korea until its complete denuclearisation, the U.S. Secretary of State said on Thursday, apparently contradicting the North's view that the process agreed at this week's summit would be phased and reciprocal President Trump has been incredibly clear about the sequencing of denuclearisation and relief from at thh the sanctions," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters after meeting South Korea's President he and Japan's Foreign Minister in Seoul. "We are going to get complete denuclearisation; only then will there be relief from the sanctions," he said. 'Step-by-step' North Korean state media reported on Wednesday that Mr. Kim and Mr. Trump had recognised the principle of "step-by-step and simultaneous action" to achieve peace and denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula. However, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the world, through the summit, had escaped the threat of war. "What's most important was that the people of the world, including those in the United States, Japan and Koreans, have all been able to escape the threat of war, nuclear weapons and missiles," Mr. Moon told Mr. Pompeo. Mr. Pompeo insisted North Korea was committed to giving up its nuclear arsenal but said it would "be a process, not an easy one e ar k h ent tis

  14. want teo he starting Page 12 World: U.K. slammed over migrants issue (contd.) "Let us be honest: it is just another issue of low-hanging fruit. It is the Government saying, in a target driven culture, "Who are the people we can get rid of quickest?," said MP Jess Philips. MPs recounted the experiences of their constituents, including one woman who had had medical services withdrawn despite being eight months pregnant. MP Ruth Cadbury pointed to a group of highly qualified, well paid and highly respected IT professionals" from India in her constituency who at thh the had been impacted. "They came to answer this country's skill shortage-a shortage that has not gone away, Rupa Huq warned that having a refusal on this basis could tarnish a person's life for ever, makingit virtually impossible for someone to get a visa or job anywhere worldwide after that. e ar k h ent tis that

  15. want teo he starting Page 12 World: U.S. policies creating risks, warns IMHF U.S. President's aggressive trade policies and expansive tax cuts, at a time when the U.S. economy is growing, are creating risks that could damage the domestic and global economies, the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday. The tax cuts will generate a near-term boost to growth but also "will elevate the risks to the U.S. and at thh tre global economy," and increase the size of those risks, the IMF said in its annual review of the U.S he economy. Meanwhile, the punitive import duties the U.S. has imposed and threatened could harm the world economic recovery by "catalyzing a cycle of retaliatory responses" and interrupting global supply chains, the report said. e ar k h ent tis that

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