New Delhi: The Government is considering
amending labour laws to improve the plight of workers in
different sectors and a task force has been constituted to go
into the matter, Labour Minister Malikarjun Kharge informed
the Rajya Sabha today.
"We have constituted a Task Force, which is already on
the job. Whatever amendments we want to do will come in near
future," Kharge said during Question Hour.
He said the task force will examine all issues and the
government will "definitely" take note of its report.
The laws, whose amendments are under consideration include
Mines Act 1952, Minimum Wages Act 1948, Contract Labour
(Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970 and Inter-State Migrant
Workman (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service)
Act 1979, the minister said.
The Employment and Exchange (Compulsory Notification of
Vacancies) Act 1959, Apprentice Act 1961, Employee`s Provident
Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952 and Labour Laws
(Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers
by Certain Establishments) Act, 1988 are also sought to be
amended, he added.