Govt. keen on fostering conducive labour environment

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 1 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament today said that the government is keen on fostering a conducive labour environment wherein labour rights are protected and harmonious labour relations lead to higher productivity. The legislative reforms will be undertaken to simplify, rationalize and amalgamate the existing labour laws into four codes on (i) wages; (ii) industrial relations; (iii) social security and welfare; and (iv) safety and working conditions. The Finance Minister further said that the Model Shops and Establishment Bill, 2016 has been circulated to all states for consideration and adoption. This would open-up additional avenues for employment of women. The amendment made to the Payment of Wages Act is another initiative of the government for the benefit of the labour and ease of doing business. (ANI)