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    Santosh Gangwar asks to states to coordinate with control rooms to resolve workers' grievances

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    These workers grievance redressal centres were set up after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3, with conditional relaxations from April 20 in some areas.

    Gangawar shot off a letter to states after it emerged that more than two-thirds of the complaints received by the control rooms pertained to states/union territories.
    NEW DELHI: Labour and employment minister Santosh Gangwar has written to all states and union territories requesting them to designate a nodal officer from state labour department to coordinate with control rooms set up by union government for addressing issues related to pay cut and job losses in the aftermath of COVID-19 outbreak.

    "The officers in the labour departments may be sensitised about these 20 control rooms," ministry said in a statement Citi g the Minister's letter.

    Accoridngt to the statement, minister had said that the coordinated efforts of central and state governments are required in order to resolve the grievances of the workers.

    Ministry of Labour and Employment had recently set up 20 control rooms under the central chief labour commissioner (C) on pan India basis to address issues of workers arising in the backdrop of COVID-19.

    Initially control rooms were concerned with wage related grievances related to central sphere and issues of migrant labour.

    However, after operation of Control Rooms in the last few days, it has been observed that out a total 2100 grievances received in the 20 control rooms till Friday, 1400 pertains to various state/UT governments.

    "As such, labour being a concurrent subject, it is important that a proper coordination is established with various state/UT governments to resolve the grievances," it added.

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    Yash Vora190 days ago
    and each should have a toll free helpline number
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