Govt introduces three crucial Bills on labour laws in Lok Sabha amid Congress’ opposition

Economic Times, September 19, 2020

Amid opposition, the government on Saturday introduced three crucial labour legislations including the Code on Industrial Relations, the Social Security Code and the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Condition in the Lok Sabha, paving way for labour reforms in the country.

“We have included 174 out of 233 or 74% of the recommendations of the standing committee on labour across three codes being introduced again as they have undergone substantial changes,” labour and employment minister Santosh Gangwar said in Lok Sabha while introducing the bills.

According to minister Gangwar, even the preamble of the Social Security Code has undergone changes. Before introducing the new bills with substantive changes, the minister had withdrawn the three codes tabled in the Parliament in 2019.

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