Source: News Bharati English27 Sep 2016 16:53:52

New Delhi, September 27: Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Tuesday said that Indian Government is committed to provide employment security and social security to everyone.  The minister made the comments at the 2-day BRICS labour and employment ministerial meeting, which began at New Delhi on Tuesday.

Labour Minister also said that India is ready to ratify ILO conventions 138 and 182 related to child labour. “India is now in a position to ratify the ILO conventions 138 and 182 concerning child labour and has started the process in this direction,” he said.

In another significant step, the government has presented amendment to the Maternity Benefit Act, raising the paid maternity benefit to 26 weeks from 12 weeks. The Bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha and will be introduced in the Lok Sabha in the Winter Session of 2016, it added.

Dattatreya said India is committed to inclusive growth so that benefits reach the marginalized and they become integral to the growth process. “However, the growth so envisioned should lead to job creation and not jobless growth. Therefore, employment generation assumes significance in the overall theme of global development,” Aggrawal said.

Labour Secretary Shankar Aggarwal said the deliberations during the forthcoming three technical sessions covering employment, social security and inclusive development would be focused, constructive, fruitful and presence of International organisations would add value to the deliberations.