International Labour Day: What all Indian Government has done


International Labour Day What all Indian Government has done

Today International Workers’ Day also known as Labour Day when labours and working class celebrates by organizing street demonstrations and street marches. So lets have a look at the developments carried out by Indian Government backed Ministry of Labour and Employment-

Chief Labour Commissioner (Central)

  • Shram Suvidha Portal – Ease of doing business, Generation of LIN
  • Single online common return under 8 labour acts
  • Computerised intelligence based inspection

Employee’s State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)

  • Online registration of the employers
  • Integration with e-Biz portal
  • Online payment of ESI contribution
  • Improved medical infrastructure

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)

  • Portable universal account number (UAN)
  • 24×7 help-desk for unclaimed PF accounts
  • Minimum pension of Rs. 1,000 per month
  • Online updation of member accounts

Directorate of Employment and Training

  • National career service portal: 24×7 online employment services
  • e-certificate for ITI passouts, with facility of online verification by employers
  • Amended Apprentices Act for flexibility and expanded number of trades and seats

Directorate General of Labour Welfare

  • UWIN Card for all unorganised workers

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee extended greetings and good wishes to all the workers of India on the occasion of May Day. In his message the President has said, “On the occasion of May Day, I extend my heartiest greetings and good wishes to all the workers of India.

May Day, also known as ‘Labour Day’ or ‘International Workers’ Day’, is an occasion when we pay tribute to the contribution that workers have made to progress, prosperity and well- being of our society. The increasing production and higher standards of living that our economy has witnessed would not have been possible without the relentless efforts of our vital labour force. Let us, on this day recognize and celebrate the enormous role our working force is playing in enabling our nation attain rapid socio-economic progress”.

On the occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi was quoted saying, “On International Labour Day we reaffirm our commitment to help a Sharm Yogi become a Rashtra Yogi and hence a Rashtra Nirmata.”

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