Govt may introduce wage code bill in monsoon session

Code approved by ministerial panel on labour issues

by Janhavi Behere

The government may push the Code on Wages Bill for passage in the Parliament’s monsoon session, as per media reports. Labour secretary M Sathiyavathy has confirmed that the government is aiming for introduction of the bill in the monsoon session. The bill would ensure universal minimum wage for all industries and workers and will also cover those workers who are getting a monthly pay of more than Rs.18,000. The ministerial panel on labour issues headed by finance minister Arun Jaitley has already approved the Code. The ministry of labour is now in the process of getting the draft law reviewed by the ministry of law and approved by the Cabinet.

References
1. http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-will-push-bill-to-ensure-min-wage-for-all-workers-in-monsoon-session-117061800168_1.html
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
6.1 -0.1
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
93.3 -0.2
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
93.6 -0.3
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
92.8 0.0
Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Jun 17 Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18
New projects 2.33 1.38 1.24 2.15
Completed projects 0.87 1.21 1.02 1.07
Stalled projects 2.67 0.69 0.93 3.34
Revived projects 0.23 0.34 0.23 0.14
Implementation stalled projects 0.73 0.72 0.58 1.05
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018 4:20PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Jun 17 Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18
All listed Companies
 Income 9.6 7.9 11.9 9.2
 Expenses 9.9 9.0 12.9 9.9
 Net profit -19.9 -18.1 -13.9 6.4
 PAT margin (%) 5.3 5.5 4.9 14.3
 Count of Cos. 4,482 4,470 4,431 96
Non-financial Companies
 Income 10.2 8.2 13.2 6.2
 Expenses 10.5 8.2 12.3 7.8
 Net profit -25.1 -6.0 12.7 -1.6
 PAT margin (%) 5.2 6.2 6.4 12.8
 Net fixed assets 9.2 10.4
 Current assets 78.7 6.9
 Current liabilities 11.0 21.5
 Borrowings 10.4 4.9
 Reserves & surplus 5.2 0.0
 Count of Cos. 3,460 3,444 3,428 70
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018 4:20PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
All Companies
 Income 5.5 1.5 5.1 1.6
 Expenses 5.6 1.7 5.1 0.7
 Net profit 0.0 -10.3 23.7 9.2
 PAT margin (%) 3.1 2.8 3.6 8.3
 Assets 9.5 10.0 6.9 3.3
 Net worth 8.5 11.4 6.0 2.8
 RONW (%) 5.8 4.9 5.9 12.7
 Count of Cos. 25,647 23,668 20,755 19
Non-financial Companies
 Income 4.7 0.6 4.7 1.5
 Expenses 4.9 0.0 5.2 0.6
 Net profit -8.6 18.4 18.0 10.7
 PAT margin (%) 2.0 2.5 3.1 7.4
 Net fixed assets 13.3 17.3 5.4 4.4
 Net worth 6.9 12.0 4.4 2.9
 RONW (%) 4.6 5.1 6.0 11.5
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.2
 Interest cover (times) 1.9 1.9 2.1 11.8
 Net working capital cycle (days) 66 65 62 38
 Count of Cos. 20,897 19,807 17,287 17
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018 11:50AM

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