Worker safety code Bill gets Cabinet approval

The Union Cabinet has approved a proposed Code on Occupational Safety,Health and Working Conditions Bill,2019.The bill seeks to merge 13 central labour laws into a single code. The code will be applicable to all trades including IT establishments and service sector where more than 10 workers are employed.It will also be applicable to mines and… Continue reading Worker safety code Bill gets Cabinet approval

Archaic labour laws must be scrapped, says staffing body

Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), a staffing industry apex body, has advocated that India’s labour regulations that, that are irrelevant in today’s context should be scrapped off. Labour is a subject in the concurrent list of the Constitution of India. Thus, both the centre and states can enact laws on labour matters. There are 44 central… Continue reading Archaic labour laws must be scrapped, says staffing body

Govt eyes reforms, to club 44 labour laws into 4 codes

The Central government is planning to introduce a new Labour Bill in the upcoming session of the Parliament with an aim to help investors and accelerate growth. The new labour legislation would merge the existing 44 labour laws under four specific categories which are (a)wages (b)social security (c)industrial safety and welfare and (d)industrial relations. Labour… Continue reading Govt eyes reforms, to club 44 labour laws into 4 codes