Lok Sabha General Election 2024: Ensuring Employee Voting Rights in Gujarat

This notification discusses the measures taken by the State Election Commission, Gandhinagar, to ensure that employees residing in Gujarat, but native to Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra, can exercise their voting rights in the Lok Sabha General Election 2024. It highlights the importance of granting paid leave to these workers on polling day and the legal implications for employers who fail to comply.

Advisory and Preparatory Measures for Hot Weather Season in Puducherry

The circular from the Government of Puducherry’s Commissioner of Labour provides comprehensive guidelines and directives to ensure the management and mitigation of adverse effects of extreme hot weather on employees and workers. The measures encompass various aspects such as rescheduling working hours, providing necessary facilities, coordinating health check-ups, disseminating health advisories, and maintaining essential supplies during intense heat. The document emphasizes the importance of stakeholder compliance and addresses a wide range of entities, from employers and workers to government officials, in its efforts to minimize heat wave adverse effects.

Advisory for all ESIC Hospitals and Dispensaries on Heat Wave Season 2024

ESIC has directed all ESIC Hospitals/DMD/DMN are advised to devise Standard Operating Procedure accordingly which should be in place during the upcoming heat wave season. All the Hospitals / Dispensaries to plan IEC activities from time to time to make public aware about the precautions to be taken to safeguard from extreme heat conditions.

EPFO announces Swachhata Pakhwada

Action taken report along with photographs (in high resolution of 2MB – 5MB) may be submitted to the headquarters by all EPFO offices by 18th May 2024 to the email id – rc.hrm8@epfindia.gov.in.

Power Generators To Sell Surplus Electricity in Market

The Ministry has observed that some power generators are not offering surplus power (beyond their contracted commitments) in the market. This leads to unused capacity at the national level, potentially impacting grid efficiency. Hence, the Ministry has clarified that generators, including those with long-term FSAs, can sell surplus power in the market as per the Electricity Act and related regulations.