New Delhi, December 19: Change is the need of the hour and if this change is related to common man then it’s definitely a win-win situation. Labour laws in India have given beneficiaries to the people and have been trying to make valuable amendments. Thus to cater the needs of the people the government has decided to make some reforms in the labour laws in the legislative assembly. The Ministry has taken some important measures in simplifying, merging and rationalizing the relevant provisions of Central labour Law. The Ministry has also drafted the Labour law codes on Wages, Industrial Revolution, Social Security & Welfare and Occupation Safety, Health and Working Conditions respectively. Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar told this to Lok Sabha Monday.
The Labour Law code on Wages was earlier introduced in the Lok Sabha on 10th August, 2017. The other Labour Law codes are at the pre-legislative consultative stage. The procedure of legislative reforms of labour comprises of consultation with the stakeholders including Central Trade Unions, Employer’s Association and State Governments in the form of tripartite consultation. The suggestions and comments generated by this tripartite consultation are then used for finalizing the amendments of various acts.
There are some initiatives taken by the Legislative Assembly on the Labour Law in the past 3 years. Some of the beneficial amendments by the legislative assembly are as follows: