JAMMU: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Saturday said that the labour class and Industry should work in tandem in order to accelerate the industrial activities which would in turn ensure economic growth and poverty alleviation across India.
He was speaking at a Two day Conference on labour Law reforms organised by the department of Labour here.
He said that a conducive work environment has to be created so that the labour force and the industry works towards increasing the industrial output and providing the requisite fillip to the country’s economy. He said that it is also important to take adequate steps to safeguard and promote the interest of the labour class and ensure that their economic profile gets elevated.
Ganai while referring to the existing labour laws said that the bottle necks in undertaking their amendment should be removed so as to make them more labour friendly.
He said that in order to make Make in India initiative a success necessary reforms should be undertaken which would then be extended to the state.
The advisor also called for ensuring proper and sustained awareness about the welfare programs being undertaken by the government for the labour class. Member Secretary State Legal Services Authority R.N. Wattal also spoke on the occasion and underscored the need of ensuring that workers are offered decent wages and provided the requisite social security. He said that equally contract labours should also be protected and covered under the works man’s compensation Act and social security benefits from various schemes should also be extended to them.
Secretary Labour Nirmal Sharma while speaking on the occasion gave an overview of the conference and the importance of labour laws, their implementation and the relevance.
Labour Commissioner, Vipra Behl also spoke on the occasion.
Several Prominent Industrialists and Trade Union representatives also spoke and flagged various important issues of concern.