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Central Government May Soon Start ‘One Nation One Pay Day’ In India

| Published on November 17, 2019

On Friday, labor minister Santosh Gangwar said that the Central Government may soon start ‘One Nation One Pay Day’.

This may facilitate & safeguard the interests of the working class segment mostly.

While addressing at Security Leadership Summit 2019 organized by the Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI), Gangwar said,

There should be a pan-India single wage day every month across various sectors to ensure that workers get timely payment of salaries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen on this legislation to get passed soon. Similarly, we are also looking at uniform minimum wages across sectors which will safeguard the better livelihood of workers

The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (OSH) Code was introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 23, 2019. The Code will streamline the private sector by enhancing the coverage of workers manifold by merging 13 central labor laws relating to safety, health and working conditions into a single code.

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Under the OSH Code issuance of appointment letters by employers will become mandatory. The code will also mandate the annual free medical check-up of workers and will broaden coverage of all type of workers in the country

While talking about how the Central Government has worked towards strengthening the labor laws since 2014, Gangwar said, “We have taken up 44 complex labor laws to reform them. We are talking to all stakeholders to make these laws more effective and useful.”

Gangwar also emphasized the role of the private sector industry as a major job creator at present. He said that the sector employs around 90 lakh employees, and has the potential to go up to 2 crores in the coming years.

According to Gangwar, the prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi is inclined towards the growth of the private sector.

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