Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said that to safeguard the interest of workers in the formal sector, particularly working-class, the Centre is planning to introduce ‘One Nation, One Pay Day’ system.
Gangwar said while addressing at ‘Security Leadership Summit 2019′ organised by the Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) “There should be a pan-India single wage day every month across various sectors to ensure that workers get timely payment of salaries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen on this legislation to get passed soon. Similarly, we are also looking at uniform minimum wages across sectors which will safeguard better livelihood of workers,”.
Currently, the central government is working on the process of implementing Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (OSH) Code, and Code on Wages.
OSH Code :-
Code on Wages and rules has already been passed by the parliament and as of now, it is in the process of being framed for its further implementation.
As per the reports, on 23 July, 2019, the OSH Code was introduced in the Lok Sabha.
It is expected that the Code will streamline the private sector by enhancing the coverage of workers manifold by merging 13 central labour laws relating to safety, health and working conditions into a single code.
This newly introduced OSH Code has many new initiatives included like mandatory issues of appointment letter by employers, broadening coverage of all types of workers in the country and annual free medical check-up of workers.
What Does Government Say?
Gangwar also informed that since the commencement of the Modi government from 2014, they are consistently working on the reformation of labour laws.
Gangwar said “We have taken up 44 complex labour laws to reform them. We are talking to all stakeholders to make these laws more effective and useful.
He added “Similarly, we are preparing a ‘Single Page’ mechanism for various sectors to complete various compliances to ensure ease of doing business. We are also preparing an online system of all grievance redressal to ensure that all problems are resolved with 48 hours without any physical interface,”.
Gangwar also noted the important role of private security industry as a major job creator today, he said that this sector employs around 90 lakh people at present, which has the potential to go up to 2 crore in the next few years…Read more>>