Policy

Panel for early decision on pension for EPF subscribers

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on August 08, 2012 Published on August 08, 2012

The Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Labour & Employment has called for expediting the decision to provide a minimum pension of Rs 1,000 to all EPF subscribers.

The Government was also urged to speed up the process of registering all unorganised workers, especially in the construction sector. Over 90 per cent of the workforce is employed in this sector.

The meeting of the Committee, which was held here on Tuesday, also wanted due patronage to be given to traditional skills while ratifying the Conventions adopted by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), especially with regard to child labour.

Assuring the members, Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said “We ratify a Convention when we are fully satisfied that our laws and practices are in conformity with the relevant ILO Convention.”

The ILO has so far adopted 189 Conventions and 201 Recommendations. Out of these, India has so far ratified only 43.

The Minister pointed out that some member states of ILO were facing challenges on ratification of Conventions due to their non-conformity with national laws and lack of technical assistance.

aditi.n@thehindu.co.in

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Published on August 08, 2012
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