Regional Labour Conference 2019 held in Bhubaneswar

Regional Labour Conference 2019 held in Bhubaneswar
Regional Labour Conference 2019 held in Bhubaneswar

Regional Labour Conference 2019 held in Bhubaneswar


Minister of State for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar said that 'Labour' comes under Concurrent list and Central and State Governments makes coordinated efforts for welfare of workers.

He was addressing Regional Labour Conference in Bhubaneswar.


Participate Regional Labour Conference in Bhubaneswar

Labour Ministers and senior officials of six states Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar along with senior officials of Labour Ministry participated in the conference.

Regional Conferences help in creating better coordination between Central and State Governments.

Code on Wages Bill

Recently Government of India has taken many steps for the welfare of workforce of the country. Code on Wages has been passed by Parliament in August this year and now State Governments should frame rules regarding Code on Wages, fix minimum wages and organize awareness campaign so that maximum number of unorganized sector workers may be benefitted.
Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions has been sent to Parliamentary Standing Committee after being introduced in the Lok Sabha. This is also an important legislation which subsumes 13 Central labour laws and covers health, security and working conditions issues of the workers.

Government of India has launched Pension Scheme for unorganized sector workers 

The Government of India has launched Pension Scheme for unorganized sector workers and small traders and self employed persons. Approximately 33 lakh unorganized sector workers have associated themselves for Pension Scheme. But, to link around 40 crore unorganized sector workers to the scheme, coordination from all the State Governments is essential.

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