Welfare measures for labour discussed
Malik-Chib meet Union Minister for Labour
GK NEWS NETWORK
New Delhi, Jan 22: J&K Minister for Higher Education, Labour and Employment, Abdul Gani Malik and Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Technical and Medical Education, R. S. Chib attended All India State Labour Minister’s Conference here on Friday at Vigyan Bhawan, an official statements aid.
The conference was chaired by the The Union Minister for Labour and Employment, Mallikarjun Kharge.
During the deliberation in the Conference, the Minister for Labour and Employment, A. G. Malik focused on various issues pertaining to the organized and un-organized sectors of labour employment. He threw light on the Labour Act for the unorganized workers and informed the participants that the State Government was very particular about the education the unorganized labour folk. For this purpose, he said specific measures have been taken that include, special schools being run by the Labour Department in Udhampur and Srinagar.
The Minister said that the government was considering expansion of the area of coverage of Employee’s Insurance Schemes (EIS) and the Rashtriya Sawasth Beema Yojana (RSBY). He further said that the Government was well aware about the migration of local labour to other parts of the country and due consideration was being given to solve the problems faced to them.
The Minister for Technical Education Minister, R. S. Chib thanked Centre for agreeing to provide all logistic support for imparting skill training to 8,000 youth outside the J&K State in the courses and trades, which are in demand nationally and internationally. He said that in order to make the skill development competitive and demand driven, a significant input has to be provided for strengthening of the required infrastructure base in the State.
The Minister further added that a comprehensive plan for opening 53 ITIs and 142 Skill Development Centres (STCs), with the help of Government of India, is in active consideration of the State Government. “If approved, this proposal will help to translate the dreams of the youth of the State into reality”, the Minister said.
Chib said that much emphasis has been laid on modernization and upgradation of existing ITIs as centres of excellence, with the help of World Bank and under Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode. All the ITIs at District level have been designated as Nodal ITIs. He added.
Union Minister called upon the State Governments to constitute State Social Security Boards and formulate rules for the Unorganized Workers under Social Security Act 2008.
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