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Government launches special drive to ensure industrial peace

Government has launched a special drive for registration of all unorganised sector units in a web portal that will ensure transparency and accountability in labour inspections and create conducive environment for industrial peace and harmony.

Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya told Lok Sabha that the ‘Shram Suvidha Portal’ provides for allotment of a unique labour identification number to the establishments of unorganised sector.

He said the web portal also envisages transparent and convenient labour inspection scheme with selection criteria, keeping in view the provisions of respective labour laws, filing of self-certified and simplified single on-line return and timely redressal of grievances through the portal.

He said during Question Hour that along with the unique number, smart card will be given to those units which register with the portal and plans are afoot to bring all sectors, including housing and Anganwadi workers, in its ambit.

“Social security for all employees is very necessary. Even contract workers will be brought under it,” he said.

The minister said the portal will enhance convenience of registration of establishments and filing of returns under different Labour Acts and the uploading of inspection reports within 72 hours would ensure check on the arbitrariness in inspections and will ensure more effective and purposeful labour inspections.
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