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Infrastructure Today Magazine | Labour reforms to be taken up in a big way: Labour Secretary
Labour reforms to be taken up in a big way: Labour Secretary
Apr 23, 2020
Labour Secretary Heeralal Samariya
on Wednesday said that the labour reforms will be taken in a big way in coming months and labour codes will become a reality soon.
Addressing members of the industry chamber FICCI via webinar on ‘COVID-19: Workforce Issues’, Samariya said there should be no criminality in COVID-19 control in the industry and he will take it to the highest level. The labour secretary also assured that he will take up the stimulus for the private sector to meet wages.
“We are going for the labour reforms and have already got the report from our parliamentary standing committee. Also, we are getting report for the industrial relations code, social security code. In coming months, we will see these codes will become the reality,” said Samariya.
Responding to the concerns and issues raised by the FICCI members, he said that the big question that remained is how to take care of wages, dedicated transport for the workers is a must and the economy needs to move as it is difficult to survive with zero income.
He also said that the government has collected the data of migrant workers from states as well as districts. “We are working towards measures to give them employment as well as relief,” he said.
FICCI President Dr Sangita Reddy said that the announcement of government support to the industry to deal with this crisis is an urgency now. FICCI Past Presidents YK Modi, RV Kanoria and Naina Lal Kidwai along with other members from the chamber apprised Samariya of the concerns and the steps required to help industry tackle the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
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