Government jobs: No restriction or ban on filling up of posts, says finance ministry

The ministry’s department of expenditure on September 4 issued a set of instructions on expenditure management in the wake of the current fiscal situation. The circular called for rationalisation of public expenditure, containing non-developmental spending and ensuring enough resources were available for critical schemes.

Govt. policies have caused ‘loss of crores of jobs’, ‘historic fall’ in GDP: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged that the policies of the Centre have caused loss of crores of jobs and appealed to people to make the Modi government “listen to their voice“.

Coronavirus impact | 83 lakh NREGA job cards issued since lockdown, maximum in Uttar Pradesh

How do we know that? Since the time stringent coronavirus lockdown measures were imposed, the Centre has issued new NREGA job cards to more than 83 lakh rural households under the MNGREGA scheme. The highest number of these NREGA job guarantee cards were issued to households in Uttar Pradesh, reported The Indian Express.

SC stays reservation for Maratha community in govt jobs and UG admissions in Maharashtra

A three-judge bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao stayed the Maharashtra State reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act (SEBC Act) while referring the case to a larger bench to consider larger question of whether reservations in public service and educational institutions can exceed the 50 percent cap laid down by the Supreme […]

NEET 2020: Tamil Nadu CM announces solatium, govt job to kin of youth who died by suicide

Condoling the boy’s death, Alagiri accused the AIADMK government of not taking “intensive measures” to halt NEET in Tamil Nadu and the Congress leader held both the Central and State governments responsible for the suicide of the student and for similar incidents in the past over NEET.

True scale of Britain’s jobs bloodbath revealed: Thousands of firms planned more than 300,000 redundancies in June and July as coronavirus pandemic ravaged workplaces

‘It’s rapidly being defrauded more and more because employers are making furloughed people work and telling them they can’t say anything or they’ll lose their jobs. The scheme is open to fraud and abuse and it’s hard to check where the money is actually going.

Heathrow boss warns government’s Covid quarantine policy is ‘strangling’ economy and ‘costing jobs and livelihoods’ as airport reports 82% fall in passenger numbers

Scotland and Wales had already added Portugal and French Polynesia to their quarantine list, but other changes announced yesterday apply to all four parts of the UK. Industry leaders told of their dismay at the latest decision, which comes three weeks after Portugal was removed from the quarantine list.

Pizza Hut will shut 29 of its 240 UK restaurants in restructuring plans that puts 450 jobs at risk after suffering ‘significant disruption’ from pandemic

The scale of the Covid-19 jobs bloodbath has been laid bare as new research suggests more than half of medium-sized businesses are planning job cuts as the Government’s Job Retention Scheme comes to an end in October.

Government urged to create 600,000 new jobs to save workers from coronavirus fallout

The new posts the TUC is calling for in health, social care, education and local government will cost £20billion a year. Its report out today says the jobs would be made of staff required across the public sector to fill vacancies, address shortfalls and meet future needs.

More than HALF of medium-sized businesses are planning to axe jobs within WEEKS as the Government’s furlough scheme ends

Leaders of medium-sized businesses have expressed concern over funding arrangements, with a third saying they can’t continue trading for longer than six months based on their current outlook, according to the BDO survey.