New labour legislation to merge 44 laws under 4 groups

PTI New Delhi | Updated on June 11, 2019 Published on June 11, 2019

Aimed at helping investors and accelerating growth, the Modi government plans a new labour legislation that would merge 44 labour laws under four categories — wages, social security, industrial safety and welfare, and industrial relations.

The decision has been taken at an inter-ministerial meeting chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah and attended by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar, Commerce and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal among others.

“A new Labour Bill will be introduced in the coming session of the Parliament,” Gangwar told reporters Tuesday after the hour-long meeting.

Published on June 11, 2019
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