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Govt to soon hold tripartite talks on labour rules

Looking to simplify labour rules, the government will hold tripartite discussions on proposed social security and social codes after the conclusion of ongoing Parliament session.

The Labour Ministry is in the process of converting 44 laws into four codes — Industrial Relations, Wages, Social Security and Safety — to simplify existing labour rules.

“We will call tripartite discussion after this Parliament session,” Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya told PTI.

On the time frame, he said it will be “very soon”.

On Labour Codes on Industrial Relations and Wages, the Minister said: “They will be sent to the Cabinet soon for their approval and then we will place them before Parliament for passage.”

While inaugurating an event on the occasion of the International Labour Day, Dattatreya said amidst the ongoing global slowdown, India is the fastest growing nation.

“We are also endowed with the largest young workforce.

Employment creation is therefore central to our growth and development strategy,” he noted.

He further said the Labour Ministry is taking determined steps to expand the coverage of social security for organised workers and extend the same to hitherto uncovered unorganised workers.

Comprehensive governance reforms based on extensive use of informal technology have been undertaken by retirement fund body EPFO to provide 24×7 online delivery of services.

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