Government obliged to achieve universalization of social security: Minister of Labor
Government obliged to achieve universalization of social security: Minister of Labor

Government obliged to achieve universalization of social security: Minister of Labor

He made the remarks at a tripartite conference organized by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Employment on 10 December 2021.

The government is committed to achieving universalization of social security, Union Labor Minister Bhupender Yadav has said as he stresses the importance of the e-shram portal in capturing data from disorganized workers for evidence-based policy-making.

He made the remarks at a tripartite conference organized by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Employment on 10 December 2021.

The national tripartite dialogue on global call for action was aimed at bringing a people-centered recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in the context of India, a statement from the Ministry of Labor.

It discussed including economic growth and employment, protection of all workers, universal social protection and social dialogue related to India.

In his keynote address at the event, Yadav stressed the importance of social tripartite dialogue and a futuristic approach to policy-making and implementation in the country. He highlighted the need for capacity building, skills development, worker safety in the workplace and the transition to green jobs and a green economy for inclusive, resilient and sustainable development of the country.

Yadav stated that the government is committed to achieving universalization of social security, and a very important step taken in this direction is the launch of the e-shram portal to collect data from disorganized sector workers for evidence-based policy making and to provide social security to such workers.

The minister further said that the Ministry’s Labor Bureau is conducting studies across India on migrant workers, domestic workers, workers in the transport sector, which will help develop workers ’welfare policies. The importance of the collective efforts of the government and the social partners and a constructive social tripartite dialogue were also highlighted.

Two panel debates were also held. In another statement, the Ministry of Labor stated that the 50th meeting of the General Council of VV Giri National Labor Institute (VVGNLI) was held under the chairmanship of Labor Minister Bhupender Yadav on 10 December.

The Minister reviewed the department’s various activities and provided guidelines for future professional activities. He wanted the institute to strive to become a world-class institute and work for the ISO certification. He also advised that VVGNLI should have an internship for management and law students. He also published four publications of the institute.

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