Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States Held at Chennai (Download PDF)

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Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States was held in Chennai. The conference was attended by labour ministers and principal secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States

Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States

Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States

Main initiatives to improve conditions of labour

  • ESI coverage on wage ceiling has been increased from Rs. 15000 to 21000.
  • Bonus ceiling has been enhanced from Rs. 3500 to 7000 and the eligibility limit has been raised from Rs. 10000 to 21000.
  • Time limit reduced to 20 days from 30 days for EPF claim settlements.
  • Under the revised scheme for the rehabilitation of bonded labour, the quantum of financial assistance has increased from the symbolic level of Rs. 20000 to Rs. 3 lakh.
  • The Union Cabinet approved the Model shops and establishment (Regulation of Employment & conditions of Service) Bill, 2016.
  • The government is planning to simplify 43 labour laws by dividing them into 4 major codes like code on wages, code on Industrial relations, code on Social Security and Welfare and Code on safety and working conditions.
  • The minimum wages for all sectors in the central sphere has increased by more than 42%.
  • Minimum pension under EPS has been revised to Rs. 1000.
  • Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI) benefit increased from 3.6 lakh to 6.0 lakh.
  • Optional Deferment of age for drawing pension increased from 58 years to 60 years with 4 % per year incentive.
  • The Model bill gives freedom to establishments to operate 365 days in a year.

About Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOL&E)

  • Bandaru Dattatreya is Minister of MOL&E
  • It is one of the oldest and important Ministries of the Government of India.
  • It is federal ministry which is responsible to protect and safeguard the interest of workers in general and the poor deprived and disadvantaged sections of the society.
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Image of Vision, MOL&E

Image of vision, MOL&E

Organizations of MOL&E

Organizations of MOL&E

Organizations of MOL&E

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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