Labour, Jobs and Employment – Harmonization of labour laws, gender gap, unemployment, etc.

Labour Ministry moots National Social Security Authority

  1. Context: To provide social security to the entire population in a bid to prop up the government’s pro-worker credentials
  2. The News: The authority may have all ministers and secretaries dealing with social security programmes along with state officials as members
  3. Functions of Authority: To formulate the National Policy on Social Security to co-ordinate the central and state level programmes
  4. To ensure that the objectives of the policy are achieved within the time frame prescribed
  5. Policy Objective: The proposed Social Security Department within the Labour Ministry will provide “policy inputs” and “secretarial services” to the body
  6. Idea comes: when the trade unions have announced fresh nationwide protests on March 10 against the government’s “anti-labour policies”
  1. Context: To provide social security to the entire population in a bid to prop up the government’s pro-worker credentials
  2. The News: The authority may have all ministers and secretaries dealing with social security programmes along with state officials as members
  3. Functions of Authority: To formulate the National Policy on Social Security to co-ordinate the central and state level programmes
  4. To ensure that the objectives of the policy are achieved within the time frame prescribed
  5. Policy Objective: The proposed Social Security Department within the Labour Ministry will provide “policy inputs” and “secretarial services” to the body
  6. Idea comes: when the trade unions have announced fresh nationwide protests on March 10 against the government’s “anti-labour policies”
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