“It would be practically difficult for small establishments to get registered and comply with the code engaging additional administrative and other personnel to monitor the health and safety parameters as envisaged in the code,” said Indian Staffing Federation president Rituparna Chakraborty.
“Under PMKVY (2016-20), as on November 11, 2019, approximately 69.03 lakh candidates have been trained throughout the country,” minister Singh said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Friday.
"The government of India is committed towards tackling the challenges through some of the recent initiatives of various like Swasthaya Bharat Mission, Anaemia Mukt Bharat, POSHAN Abhiyaan, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, etc," Rao Inderjit Singh said. Minister Singh was replying to a question on India's global ranking at 102 on the Hunger Index.
The industrial relations code is the third of four labour codes that have got approval from the Cabinet. The Bill consolidates essential elements of three laws—the Trade Unions Act, 1926, the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, and the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947—helping improve ease of doing business.
The labour code on Industrial Relations 2019, cleared by the cabinet last week, also says that fixed-term employees will get all statutory benefits like social security, wages, etc. on par with the regular employees who are doing work of same or similar nature. The Bill is expected to be introduced in parliament on Wednesday.
“The number of active members under EPFO, at present, are 4,50,60,972 (contributing UANs of last three wage months viz. August, 2019 to October, 2019)," said labour and employment minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar .
Ministry of rural development currently revises the unskilled wage rate under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme based on consumer price index for agricultural labour (CPI-AL) every year for all states/UTs. Besides, the wages are calculated using December month index only.
The National Manufacturing Policy identifies employment intensive industries like textiles and garments, leather and footwear, gems and jewellery and food processing, etc. as special focus attention sectors.
As per the Management Information System (MIS), the average share of workforce under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS in the age group of 18-30 in 2018-19 stood at 9.10% or 70.74 lakh of the total workforce (777.41 lakh) under MRNREGA as compared to 10.07% or 72.74 lakh in 2015-16 when the total workforce under MGNREGA stood at 722.59 lakh.
As of now, total 997 employment exchanges are functional in the country. The Ministry is implementing the National Career Service (NCS) project for transformation of the National Employment Service to provide a variety of employment related services like job matching, career counseling, vocational guidance, information on skill development courses, etc.
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