43 per cent employees in unorganised sector: govt
As many as 43 per cent of the country's employees are in the unorganised sector and efforts are on to provide them EPF, ESIC and other benefits, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.
Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said there are around 43 per cent of the total employees in the country are in the unorganised sector and 4.7 crore of them were in the construction sector.
He said steps have been taken to enhance the minimum wages of labourers and efforts are on to provide the benefits of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to them.
Dattatreya said an MoU has been signed between ESIC and Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes on July 11 to collaborate in the field of occupational health and reduce the occurrence of work-related injuries and diseases.