Labour ministry plans welfare schemes to showcase its worker friendly face

Aims to change its image from anti-worker to pro-worker

by Nidhi Bhati

With an aim to showcase a pro-worker image, the ministry of labour & employment is undertaking several welfare schemes to benefit workers, reported Livemint. A few of these include providing pension for a greater number of organised sector employees, free healthcare for industrial workers in every district and subdued action on hire and fire reforms. The ministry is also in process of consolidating 44 labour laws to ensure minimum wages, universal social security cover, improve the working environment and strengthen industrial relations. The employees’ provident fund organisation (EPFO) has mandated its field offices to ensure faster disbursal of pension while employees’ state insurance corporation (ESIC) is expanding its network to all districts to extend healthcare benefits to all industrial workers. In the absence of an ESIC run healthcare facility, workers may be allowed to avail cashless medical benefits.

References
1. https://www.livemint.com/Politics/PItXJ4TrugBTqFTb6y0cZK/Labour-ministry-plans-reforms-to-showcase-a-proworker-image.html
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate
Per cent
6.2 +0.1
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
100.6 0.0
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
99.7 0.0
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
98.2 0.0
Quarterly CapeEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18 Jun 18
New projects 1.25 1.51 3.42 2.32
Completed projects 1.25 1.16 1.56 0.91
Stalled projects 0.69 0.88 3.44 0.30
Revived projects 0.34 0.24 0.26 0.22
Implementation stalled projects 0.78 0.71 1.92 0.04
Updated on: 15 Aug 2018 9:20AM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Sep 17 Dec 17 Mar 18 Jun 18
All listed Companies
 Income 7.9 12.0 9.7 16.4
 Expenses 9.0 13.0 16.2 19.7
 Net profit -18.0 -14.3 -80.3 3.3
 PAT margin (%) 5.5 4.8 1.2 5.7
 Count of Cos. 4,508 4,503 4,338 3,297
Non-financial Companies
 Income 8.2 13.3 11.1 18.7
 Expenses 8.2 12.4 11.7 20.7
 Net profit -6.0 13.2 1.6 32.5
 PAT margin (%) 6.2 6.4 6.6 7.4
 Net fixed assets 9.2 11.8
 Current assets 2.9 7.2
 Current liabilities 11.0 10.4
 Borrowings 3.4 1.9
 Reserves & surplus 7.9 7.2
 Count of Cos. 3,464 3,471 3,357 2,595
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 15 Aug 2018 9:20AM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18
All Companies
 Income 5.6 1.8 6.0 9.9
 Expenses 5.7 1.9 6.0 13.3
 Net profit 0.1 -9.7 25.8 -37.5
 PAT margin (%) 3.0 2.8 3.5 4.2
 Assets 9.5 10.2 7.5 13.2
 Net worth 8.5 11.3 7.7 12.8
 RONW (%) 5.8 4.9 5.8 5.7
 Count of Cos. 26,178 24,474 22,051 749
Non-financial Companies
 Income 4.9 1.0 5.8 8.5
 Expenses 5.1 0.4 6.1 8.0
 Net profit -9.4 19.9 20.7 6.6
 PAT margin (%) 2.0 2.4 3.0 9.3
 Net fixed assets 13.3 17.9 6.7 27.6
 Net worth 7.0 12.0 6.6 9.7
 RONW (%) 4.6 5.1 5.9 13.2
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.4
 Interest cover (times) 1.9 1.9 2.1 6.2
 Net working capital cycle (days) 66 65 62 8
 Count of Cos. 21,351 20,488 18,371 585
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 12 Aug 2018 11:30AM