Union minister of state for labour and employment Bandaru Dattatreya today said that the centre has taken several steps to safeguard the job security, wage security and social security to labour in the country.
Participating in the debate on national law day in parliament the minister said to achieve these objectives several steps have been initiated to make changes in existing labour laws as per requirement of today’s India. We have started the process of amalgamation, simplification and rationalization of 44 central labour laws into 4 codes, i.e. code on wages, code on industrial relations, code on safety and working conditions and code on social security & welfare.
Recalling the services of Dr. B R Amedkar Dattatreya said Ambedkar was instrumental in establishing National Employment Agency which later grew into employment exchanges that are spread across India. Our ministry is committed to increase the employment opportunities to the vast unemployed youth through a string of more than 890 employment exchanges spread acorss country which are being remodeled by information technology. The national career council centers which is an IT platform which has been started brings together the job seekers and job providers under one single umbrella.
He said Dr. B R Ambedkar believed in labour movement and introduced bill for compulsory recognition of trade unions in 1943. Our ministry not only believes in involving the trade unions in all walks of labour issues and especially in the formulation of labour policies and addressing their demands. The 10 point charter of demands of the central trade unions (CITUs), which were lying unattended to, have been sincerely attempted in right earnestness and agreed to most of the demands by holding several levels of discussions and talks with them under the able guidance of Prime Minister Narender Modi.
The union minister said Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar who sent engineers abroad for training and formulated a policy for training. Our government under the inspired leadership the Prime Minister who gave a clarion call for “skill India” and “make in India” and “digital India” had started a new ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. Through formation of new ministry the dreams of Dr. B R Ambedkar are further strengthened and the training needs of vast work force who will otherwise become a liability and wither away are also realised.
Dattatreya assured that the Ministry of Labour & Employment and myself are committed to carry forward the legacy of the architect of Indian constitution under the inspired leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister.(NSS)