Union Labor and Employment Minister interacts with HR business leaders

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New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS): In the first of its kind, Bhupender Yadav, the Union Minister of Labor and Employment, interacted with industry HR managers representing various sectors including manufacturing, recruitment agencies, automotive, construction, hospitality, etc.

The interaction was facilitated by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Yadav mentioned that evidence-based policy making and last mile delivery are the pillars of good governance and effective and targeted service delivery. To this end, his ministry has launched new surveys of migrant and domestic workers.

Furthermore, with the aim of creating a comprehensive database for both the informal and formal sectors, besides a Quarterly Indian Establishment Based Employment Survey (AQEES) for the organized sector, an area survey of establishments was also decided for establishments. with nine or fewer workers.

The Union Minister said that in order to have a collaborative approach involving employers and employees at the latest meeting of the central board of the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) and Employees’ State Insurance Company, he formed committees to improve grievance handling for EPFO’s 6.5 million members, bolstering technology interventions, capacity building, effective project monitoring underway and the improvement of social security coverage.

Representatives of various organizations appreciated the formulation of four labor codes and called for rapid deployment. Suggestions made by industry representatives included the introduction of guaranteed employment in urban areas, the reorientation of education programs to align with emerging technologies, and the use of apprenticeships to job creation.

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