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Maharashtra govt launches Labour Management System

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 11:08

Mumbai: Maharashtra government`s Labour
department has designed an innovative Labour Management System
(LMS) on a public-private partnership (PPP) mode.

"The pilot project of the system, called `Mahashramm`,
has successfully been completed and we are rolling it out in
other parts of the state," Principal Secretary (Labour) Kavita
Gupta said.

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Labour Minister
Hasan Mushrif lauded the project at a function here on Tuesday,
she said.

"The system is a win-win situation for industries and
labour, as it interlinks industries, shops and establishments,
construction contractors and other businesses, by providing
financial inclusion and labour registration," Gupta said.

From the online services to be provided to the
establishments and businesses, user charges would be collected
which will go into the Mahashramm society fund and the same
will be paid to the total service provider (TSP) to register
the labour force and give financial inclusion to them at no
cost to the labourers.

"No frills bank account will be opened for every
worker, free of cost, as per the KYC norms endorsed by the
RBI," she said.

The state government has stipulated to make all the
payments (payments of wages, bonus gratuity etc) in organised
and unorganised sector (except the domestic and agricultural
workers) to workers, who are in continuous employment, having
payments of over Rs 3,000 per month, only through cheque or
bank transfers.


First Published: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 11:08

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