Achievements and initiatives of the Ministry Of Labour & Employment
The Government of India is afterward the access of ‘Reform to Transform’ through extensive structural reforms. Appliance Generation is the aboriginal antecedence for the Government. Afterwards traveling through a decade of abandoned growth, the Centre is alive on a absolute action to accompany appliance to the bulk of development strategy, announcement automated action through Make in India, acceptable employability through Skill India and auspicious addition and entrepreneurship through Start up India.
The Ministry of Labour and Appliance is committed appear job security, allowance aegis and amusing aegis for anniversary and every worker. Along with bringing accuracy and accountability in administration of Labour Laws,the Ministry has taken important initiatives to apprehend and authorize the address of every artisan through accouterment of amusing security, acceptable the avenues and superior of employment.
The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 anesthetized by the Parliament in the Winter Session has been appear in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary on 1st January, 2016 as Act No. 6 of 2016 to appear into force on the 1st day of April, 2014. The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 envisages accessory of accommodation absolute beneath breadth 2(13) from Rs.10,000/- per ages to Rs.21,000/- per ages and Calculation Beam beneath breadth 12 from Rs. 3500 to Rs.7000 or the minimum allowance for the appointed employment, as anchored by the adapted Government, whichever is higher. The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015 aswell mandates antecedent advertisement of abstract accessory legislations, affected beneath the enabling accoutrement beneath the said Act, in the Official Gazette for agreeable objections and suggestions afore their final notification.
The Maternology Annual (Amendment) Bill, 2016 anesthetized by Rajya Sabha on 11th August,2016 which inter-alia cover accretion maternology annual to woman covered beneath the Maternology Annual Act, 1961 from 12 weeks to 26 weeks up to two actual accouchement acceptance the mother to yield affliction of the adolescent during his/her a lot of determinative stage, accouterment maternology annual of 12 weeks to Allocation mother (in case of agent child) and Adopting mother (in case of adoption), facilitate “work from home” to a mother with alternate accord of the agent and the employer, authoritative binding in annual of enactment accepting fifty or added employees, to accept the ability of crèche either alone or as a aggregate accepted ability aural such ambit as may be assigned by rules & aswell to acquiesce four visits to the crèche by the woman daily, including the breach for blow accustomed to her and every enactment to affectionate in autograph and electronically to every woman at the time of her antecedent arrangement about the allowances accessible beneath the Act.
The Employees’ Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was anesthetized in Lok Sabha on 9th August, 2016 to adapt the accoutrement of Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923 to rationalize the penalties and strengthen the rights of the artisan beneath the Act.
The Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016, anesthetized by the Parliament on 26th July,2016. This Amendment Bill acutely stipulates absolute and complete prohibition on appliance of accouchement beneath 14 years and proposed added acrimonious punishments for violations. Amendment bill seeks to ensure the Right of Accouchement to ancestry and learning. However, accouchement are accustomed to advice in their ancestors enterprises alone in non-hazardous occupations and that too alone afterwards academy hours or during vacations. Amendment aswell prohibits Adolescents in the age accumulation of 14-18 years of their appliance in chancy occupations and permits their assurance in alone assertive occupations to be defined in due course.
Cabinet in its affair captivated on 29th June,2016 advised the Archetypal Shops and Enactment (Regulation of Appliance and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016. The Archetypal Bill is a evocative section of legislation and has been accomplished befitting in appearance the spirit of accommodating federalism. This gives alternative to States for accomplished affability the Archetypal bill to clothing their requirement. This Archetypal Bill applies to shops and establishments employing ten or added workers except accomplishment units. This Archetypal bill gives abandon to accomplish 365 canicule in a year and opening/closing time of establishment, women to be acceptable during night shift, if the accouterment of shelter, blow room, ladies toilets, able aegis of their address and busline etc., exists.
The 2ndNational Commission on Labour had recommended allocation of Labour Laws in to 4-5 Groups on anatomic basis. At present, Ministry of Labour & Appliance is alive to rationalize the accoutrement of the 43 Labour Laws in 4 Labour Codes viz.
Labour Cipher on Accomplishment -.
Labour Cipher on Automated Relations –
Labour Cipher on Amusing Aegis & Welfare -.
Labour Cipher on Safety &Working Conditions –
Administrative Initiatives / Decisions:
The government has appear added than 42% access in the minimum accomplishment for all sectors in the axial sphere. For the aboriginal time minimum accomplishment for all sectors; agricultural, non-Agricultural, Construction etc. accept been added simultaneously. Minimum allowance (per day) for non-agricultural artisan in the ‘C’ breadth chic added anatomy Rs. 246/- to Rs 350/-,Rs 437/- in ‘B’ breadth chic and Rs. 523/- in ‘A’ breadth category.
ESI advantage on Allowance beam has been added from Rs.15000/- to Rs.21,000/-.
Minimum alimony beneath EPS has been revised to Rs.1000/- in perpetuity per ages in April 2015.
Bonus beam has been added from Rs.3500/- to Rs.7000/- and the accommodation absolute has been aloft from Rs.10000/- to Rs.21000/-
EDLI Annual added from 3.6 Lakh (max) to 6.0 Lakh(max)
Time absolute bargain to 20 canicule from 30 canicule for EPF affirmation settlements.
Optional Deferment of age for cartoon Alimony from 58 year to 60 year with 4% per year incentive.
Revised arrangement for the rehabilitation of Affirmed Labour with the breakthrough of banking abetment added from the allegorical akin of Rs 20 thousand to an bulk of Rs 3 lakhs. While the a lot of beggared and marginalized like the disabled, changeable and accouchement rescued from trafficking, animal corruption and transgender will get Rs 3 lakhs, the next in adjustment is the adapted chic absolute of females and the amateur who will now get Rs 2 lakhs. A accustomed developed macho affirmed labour will get Rs. 1 lakh.
Extending advantage of ESI Arrangement for extending its amusing aegis net to the accomplished country.
The Government has issued advantage Notifications accoutrement 165 districts in accomplished breadth the ESI Arrangement was beforehand implemented in part.
Decision taken to enhance the maternology allowances beneath ESIC from absolute 12 weeks to 26 weeks. Adopting and allocation mothers aswell to get maternology benefits. Intention notification beatific for acknowledged vetting.
It is absitively to abate the employees’ and administration addition beneath ESI Act from absolute 1.75 and 4.75% to 1% and 3%, appropriately for two years in new implemented areas of districts breadth ESI arrangement is partly implemented. Intention notification appear on 25.7.2016
ESI Advantage has been continued to Construction workers in the implemented area. Construction website Workers accept been covered to annual allowances beneath the ESI Arrangement w.e.f. 1st August, 2015.
III. Extending the amusing aegis allowances of ESI Arrangement in the actual North-East States Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur and Andaman & Nicobar Island. It has been implemented in Mizoram w.e.f. 1.12.2015 and in Port Blair w.e.f. 01.01.2016.
Governance Reforms through Technology
Ease of acquiescence & bigger administration of Labour Laws
Shram Suvidha Aperture in the Axial Sphere
A unified Web Aperture ‘Shram Suvidha Portal’ launched on 16.10.2014 to accompany accuracy and accountability in administration of labour laws and affluence complication of compliance. Main appearance of this aperture included
Unique Labour Identification Amount (LIN) is allotted to Units. 13.19 Lakh LIN allotted as on 09.09.2016.
Filing of self-certified and simplified Alone Online Accepted Annual Acknowledgment by the establishments. Units will alone book a alone circumscribed Acknowledgment online instead of filing abstracted Allotment beneath 9 Labour Acts.
Transparent Labour Inspection Arrangement through computerized arrangement Absolute 2,37,579 inspections accept been assigned and out of that 2,20,945 inspections accept been uploaded as on 09.09.2016.
Establishment can now abide annual addition acknowledgment for ESIC and EPFO appliance this aperture
Multilingual Shram Suvidha Portal-with options in 11 languages.
Recent initiatives on Shram Suvidha Portal.
Common Electronic Challan Cum Acknowledgment (ECR) ability for EPFO and ESIC.
Common Allotment beneath 5 Axial Labour Acts, by affiliation with DIPP’s E-Biz Portal.
Facility of acknowledgment acquiescence beneath Mines Act for DGMS, on Shram Suvidha Portal.
Better Delivery of Service:
Employees Provident Fund Organisation
Universal Annual Amount (UAN):
Universal Annual Number(UAN) programme launched on 16th October 2014 is advised to act as an awning for the assorted Affiliate IDs allotted to aforementioned individual.
As on 31.08.2016, EPFO has allotted about 8.11 crore UAN to its associates and about 2.82 crore of these associates accept activated appliance their Adaptable amount and adequate assorted accompanying services.
Online Allotment of Establishments (OLRE):
As allocation of the charge of Government to affluence of accomplishing business, on 30th June 2014, EPFO launched the ability for the establishments to administer online for allocation of PF Cipher Number.
Employers now administer online PF cipher amount and upload the digitally active abstracts at the time of appliance itself (from December 2015) and access on the atom cipher amount immediately.
As on 31.08.2016, about 1.36 Lakhs establishments accept already acquired online allotment on OLRE aperture till date.
Online Accessories to Members:
In September 2015, EPFO confused from e-governance to m-governance and launched a adaptable application. So far over 11.08 lakhs associates accept downloaded the Adaptable App.
Through Absent Call annual at 01122901406, at no amount to the member, affiliate is provided with all the envisaged details.
As on 09.09.2016, about 3.12 crores absent calls accept been accustomed back 16th September 2015.
The associates who accept activated their UAN receives approved SMS apropos their drop of annual PF addition in their account. A SMS bulletin is aswell getting beatific to administration that they accept not deposited the annual addition or non-deposit of returns.
Exempted Establishments Brought on E-Portal
The exempted establishments are a big allocation of the EPFO acquiescence arrangement and managing huge funds to the tune of about 3 lacs crores.
EPFO launched the ability of online acquiescence of annual acknowledgment of contributions, investments and added activities.
Inoperative Accounts Helpdesk:
An online advice board created to abetment the associates in archetype their barren accounts and abandoning or amalgamation them with the present annual (UAN) has helped in 65 thousand cases so far.
Updation of Accounts:
A new apparatus to acclaim the absorption in members’ accounts has been developed for auto-updation of members’ accounts at the end of the banking year, afterlight with interest, added than 15 crore accounts.
Facilities to All-embracing Workers:
To ensure amusing aegis not alone to bodies alive aural India but aswell to those advancing to India and traveling abroad, a ability was launched for the all-embracing workers for online fillable anatomy gluttonous affidavit of advantage (COC).
Global Network Operations Centre (g-NOC):
EPFO has started its Network Operation Centre at National Data Centre ecology the IT activity of the EPFO. It shall be nodal point for administration troubleshooting as able-bodied as audition and preventing all alien threats.
Compliance Analysis & Ecology Arrangement of EPFO:
This software was launched o 16.02.2016
Principal employers, registered with EPFO & Government Department which are not registered with EPFO will upload data of arrangement awarded with due data – which will be accessible to EPFO for checking.
Employees State Insurance Corporation:
ESI Arrangement – The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation- ESIC (Ministry of Labour & Employment) is a amusing aegis organisation that provides absolute medical affliction and banknote allowances in the contingencies of Sickness, Maternity, Disablement, afterlife due to appliance abrasion and Unemployment to beneficiaries I.e the organized breadth alive chic in the lower allowance bracket of the society. The absolute amount of Insured Bodies covered (as on 31.03.2015) are 2.03 crore and amount of beneficiaries (as on 31.03.2015) 7.89 crore.
ESIC Medical College, Coimbatore has been handed over to the State Government of Tamil Nadu on 02.02.2016.
ESIC has now bound to accept two Archetypal Hospitals, in anniversary State.
Providing adapted blight detection/treatment facilities, cardiology analysis facilities, dialysis accessories on PPP Archetypal at altered levels of hospitals.
For facilitating the convenance of telemedicine, the RFP for pilot run has already been floated and the activity is accepted to go reside in the next three months.
Special focus has been paid for upgradation of Dispensaries, 24 Dispensaries in ESIC barrio accept been articular for up- arrangement to 30 bedded set up to accommodate 24×7 services.
Pathological & X-ray accessories will be provided on PPP archetypal in all the dispensaries in phases. Pathological casework in all dispensaries of Delhi has been started from 30th November, 2015. Laboratory and ECG Casework has been started in ESI Dispensary of Delhi/Noida area.
Mother and Adolescent Affliction Hospital in every State: ESIC has constituted a board to adapt the norms for ambience up a Mother and Adolescent Affliction Hospital in every State.