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2016 - The Achievements of Ministry of Labour

Achievements and initiatives of the Ministry Of Labour & Employment

The Government of India is following the method of 'Reform to Transform' via far-reaching structural reforms. Employment Generation is the primary precedence for the Government. After going via a decade of idle progress, the Centre is engaged on a complete proficiency to carry employment to the core of improvement proficiency, merchandising industrial exercise via Make in India, enhancing employability via Skill India and ennobling innovation and entrepreneurship via Start up India.


The Ministry of Labour and Employment is dedicated in the direction of job safety, wage safety social safety for each employee. Along with delivery transparency and answerability in enforcement of Labour Laws,the Ministry has taken necessary initiatives to comprehend and set up the dignity of each employee via provision of social safety, enhancing the avenues and superiority of employment.

Legislative Reforms:

The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 bimanual by the Parliament inside the Winter Session has been exhibitionistic inside the Gazette of India, Extraordinary on 1st January, 2016 as Act No. 6 of 2016 to return into power on the first day of April, 2014. The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 envisages sweetening of eligibility restrict underneath part 2(13) from Rs.10,000/- monthly to Rs.21,000/- monthly and Calculation Ceiling underneath part 12 from Rs. 3500 to Rs.7000 or the negligible wage for the regular employment, as fastened by the suitable Government, whichever is greater. The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 in addition mandates earlier publication of draft subordinate legislations, framed underneath the facultative victuals underneath the mentioned Act, inside the Official Gazette for tempting objections and strategies earlier than their left notification.

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 bimanual by Rajya Sabha on 11th August,2016 which inter-alia embody rising maternity profit to girl coated underneath the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 from 12 weeks to 26 weeks as a lot like two extant kids permitting the mom to handle the kid throughout his/her most formative stage, offering maternity advantage of 12 weeks to Commissioning mom (in case of surrogate little one) and Adopting mom (in case of adoption), facilitate "work from home" to a mom with mutual consent of the worker and the employer, making obligatory in respect of international having fifty or extra staff, to have the power of crèche both one by one or as a shared widespread facility inside such distance as could also be prescribed by guidelines & in addition to permit 4 visits to the crèche by the lady each day, together with the interval for relaxation allowed to her and each institution to intimate in writing and electronically to each girl on the time of her preliminary appointment about the advantages out there underneath the Act.

The Employees' Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was bimanual in Lok Sabha on ninth August, 2016 to switch the victuals of Employees' Compensation Act, 1923 to rationalize the penalties and strengthen the rights of the employee underneath the Act.

The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016, bimanual by the Parliament on 26th July,2016. This Amendment Bill clearly stipulates complete and full prohibition on employment of youngsters below 14 years and planned extra demanding punishments for violations. Amendment bill seeks to make a point the Right of Children to education and studying. However, kids are allowed to assist in their family enterprises only in non-dangerous occupations and that too only after faculty hours or throughout holidays. Amendment in addition prohibits Adolescents inside the age bracket of 14-18 years of their employment in dangerous occupations and permits their engagement in only sure occupations to be specific in the end.

Cabinet in its assembly held on 29th June,2016 thought of the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016. The Model Bill is a suggestive piece of laws and has been finalized protective in view the spirit of cooperative federalism. This provides liberty to States for superiority tuning the Model bill to bathing suit their requirement. This Model Bill applies to outlets and institutions exploitation ten or extra staff besides manufacturing items. This Model bill provides exemption to function 365 days in a 12 months and opening/closing time of international, girls to be permitted throughout night time shift, if the supply of shelter, toilet, girls bogs, satisfactory safety of their dignity and transportation so on., exists.

Labour Codes:

The 2ndNational Commission on Labour had beneficial codification of Labour Laws in to 4-5 Groups on practical foundation. At current, Ministry of Labour & Employment is working to rationalize the victuals of the 43 Labour Laws in 4 Labour Codes viz.

Labour Code on Wages -.
Labour Code on Industrial Relations -
Labour Code on Social Security & Welfare -.
Labour Code on Safety &Working Conditions -
Administrative Initiatives / Decisions:

The government has introduced greater than 42% improve inside the negligible payoff for all spheres inside the central sphere. For the primary time negligible payoff for all spheres; agricultural, non-Agricultural, Construction so on. have been elevated concurrently. Minimum wage (per day) for non-agricultural employee inside the 'C' space class elevated type Rs. 246/- to Rs 350/-,Rs 437/- in 'B' space class and Rs. 523/- in 'A' space class.
ESI protection on Wage ceiling has been elevated from Rs.15000/- to Rs.21,000/-.
Minimum pension off underneath EPS has been revised to Rs.1000/- in perpetuity monthly in April 2015.
Bonus ceiling has been increased from Rs.3500/- to Rs.7000/- and the eligibility restrict has been raised from Rs.10000/- to Rs.21000/-
EDLI Benefit elevated from 3.6 Lakh (max) to six.0 Lakh(max)
Time restrict down to 20 days from 30 days for EPF declare settlements.
Optional Deferment old for drawing Pension from 58 12 months to 60 12 months with 4% per 12 months incentive.

Revised scheme for the reclamation of Bonded Labour with the quantum of monetary system help elevated from the symbolic degree of Rs 20 thousand to an measure of Rs Three lakhs. While probably the most deprived and marginalized just like the disabled, feminine and kids saved from trafficking, sexual exploitation and homosexual will get Rs Three lakhs, the following so as is the particular class comprising of females and the minor league who will now get Rs 2 lakhs. A standard grownup male secured labour will get Rs. 1 lakh.

Extending protection of ESI Scheme for extending its social safety web to the entire nation.
The Government has issued protection Notifications protective 165 districts in entire the place the ESI Scheme was earlier applied partially.
Decision taken to reinforce the maternity advantages underneath ESIC from current 12 weeks to 26 weeks. Adopting and commission moms in addition to get maternity advantages. Intention notification despatched for authorized vetting.
It is determined to scale back the workers' and employers contribution underneath ESI Act from current 1.75 and 4.75% to 1% and three%, severally for 2 years in new applied areas of districts the place ESI scheme is partially applied. Intention notification exhibitionistic on 25.7.2016

ESI Coverage has been prolonged to Construction staff inside the applied space. Construction website Workers have been coated to avail advantages underneath the ESI Scheme w.e.f. 1st August, 2015.

III. Extending the social safety advantages of ESI Scheme inside the left North-East States Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur and Andaman & Nicobar Island. It has been applied in Mizoram w.e.f. 1.12.2015 and in Port Blair w.e.f. 01.01.2016.

Governance Reforms via Technology

Ease of compliance & higher enforcement of Labour Laws
Shram Suvidha Portal inside the Central Sphere

A unified Web Portal 'Shram Suvidha Portal' launched on 16.10.2014 to carry transparency and answerability in enforcement of labour legal guidelines and ease complexity of compliance. Main options of this portal included

Unique Labour Identification Number (LIN) is allotted to Units. 13.19 Lakh LIN allotted as on 09.09.2016.
Filing of self-certified and easy Single Online Common Annual Return by the institutions. Units will only file a single consolidated Return on-line or els of submitting separate Returns underneath 9 Labour Acts.
Transparent Labour Inspection Scheme via computerised system Total 2,37,579 inspections have been allotted and out of that 2,20,945 inspections have been uploaded as on 09.09.2016.
Establishment can now submit month-to-month contribution return for ESIC and EPFO utilizing this portal
Multilingual Shram Suvidha Portal-with choices in 11 languages.

Recent initiatives on Shram Suvidha Portal.

Common Electronic Challan Cum Return (ECR) facility for EPFO and ESIC.
Common Registration underneath 5 Central Labour Acts, by integration with DIPP's E-Biz Portal.
Facility of return submission underneath Mines Act for DGMS, on Shram Suvidha Portal.
Better Delivery of Service:
Employees Provident Fund Organisation

Universal Account Number (UAN):
Universal Account Number(UAN) programme launched on 16th October 2014 is designed to behave as an comprehensive for the a number of Member IDs allotted to identical particular person.
As on 31.08.2016, EPFO has allotted round 8.11 crore UAN to its members and round 2.82 crore of those members have activated utilizing their Mobile measure and having fun with many associated providers.

Online Registration of Establishments (OLRE):
As a part of the dedication of Government to ease of doing enterprise, on 30th June 2014, EPFO launched the power for the institutions to use on-line for allotment of PF Code Number.
Employers now apply on-line PF code measure and add the digitally signed paperwork on the time of utility itself (from December 2015) and procure on the spot code measure instantly.
As on 31.08.2016, round 1.36 Lakhs institutions have already obtained on-line registration on OLRE portal until date.
Online Facilities to Members:
In September 2015, EPFO stirred from e-governance to m-governance and launched a cell utility. So far over 11.08 lakhs members have downloaded the Mobile App.
Through Missed Call service at 01122901406, unhampered charge of charge to the member, member is equipped all of the envisaged particulars.
As on 09.09.2016, round 3.12 crores incomprehensible calls have been obtained since 16th September 2015.
The members who've activated their UAN receives common SMS concerning their deposit of month-to-month PF contribution of their account. A SMS content can be being despatched to employers that they haven't deposited the month-to-month contribution or non-deposit of returns.

Exempted Establishments Brought on E-Portal
The exempted institutions are an tremendous a part of the EPFO compliance system and managing tremendous cash in hand to the tune of roughly Three lacs crores.
EPFO launched the power of on-line submission of month-to-month return of contributions, investments and different actions.

Inoperative Accounts Helpdesk:
An on-line assist desk created to help the members in trace their dead accounts and retreating or merging them with the current account (UAN) has helped in 65 thousand instances to this point.

Updation of Accounts:
A brand new mechanism to credit score the curiosity in members' accounts has been developed for auto-updation of members' accounts on the finish of the monetary system 12 months, updating with curiosity, greater than 15 crore accounts.
Facilities to International Workers:
To guarantee social safety not only to individuals working inside India but in addition to these coming to India and going overseas, a facility was launched for the worldwide staff for on-line fillable type in search of certificates of protection (COC).

Global Network Operations Centre (g-NOC):
EPFO has began its Network Operation Centre at National Data Centre monitoring the IT functioning of the EPFO. It shall be nodal level for dealing with troubleshooting in addition to detective work and fillet all exterior threats.

Compliance Analysis & Monitoring System of EPFO:
This software package program was launched o 16.02.2016
Principal employers, registered with EPFO & Government Department which aren't registered with EPFO will add particulars of contract awarded with due particulars - which will probably be out there to EPFO for checking.

Employees State Insurance Corporation:

ESI Scheme - The Employees' State Insurance Corporation- ESIC (Ministry of Labour & Employment) is a social safety organisation that gives complete medical aid and money advantages inside the contingencies of Sickness, Maternity, Disablement, death imputable to employment harm and Unemployment to beneficiaries I.e the organized sphere labor inside the decrease wage bracket of the society. The complete variety of Insured Persons coated (as on 31.03.2015) are 2.03 crore and variety of beneficiaries (as on 31.03.2015) 7.89 crore.

ESIC Medical College, Coimbatore has been bimanual over to the State Government of Tamil Nadu on 02.02.2016.
ESIC has now resolved to undertake two Model Hospitals, in every State.
Providing applicable most cancers detection/remedy services, cardiology remedy services, dialysis services on PPP Model at all different ranges of hospitals.
For facilitating the follow of telemedicine, the RFP for pilot run has already been floated and the task is expected to go dwell inside the resulting three months.
Special focus has been paid for upgradation of Dispensaries, 24 Dispensaries in ESIC buildings have been recognized for up- gradation to 30 bedded set as a lot like present 24×7 providers.
Pathological & X-ray services will probably be offered on PPP mannequin altogether of the dispensaries in phases. Pathological providers altogether dispensaries of Delhi has been began from 30th November, 2015. Laboratory and ECG Services has been began in ESI Dispensary of Delhi/Noida space.
Mother and Child Care Hospital in each State: ESIC has accepted a committee to organize the norms for organising a Mother and Child Care Hospital in each State.

2016 - The Achievements of Ministry of Labour

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