Cabinet approved Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019 : PIB, GoI


Cabinet approved Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019 : PIB, GoI
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Dear all,

Your association SIMA is forwarding herewith a Press Note dated 10/07/2019 issued by Government of India in which Cabinet approved Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019.

As per the note, Union Cabinet chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved for introduction of the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019 in the Parliament. This proposal would enhance the coverage of the safety, health and working conditions provisions manifold as compared to the present scenario. The decision will enhance the coverage of the safety, health and working conditions provisions manifold as compared to the present scenario. 

The New Code has been drafted after amalgamation, simplification and rationalisation of the relevant provisions of the 13 Central Labour Acts and the details are mentioned in the press note.

Safety, Health, Welfare and improved Working Conditions are pre-requisite for well-being of the worker and also for economic growth of the country as healthy workforce of the country would be more productive and occurrence of less accidents and unforeseen incidents would be economically beneficial to the employers also. With the ultimate aim of extending the safety and healthy working conditions to all workforce of the country, the Code enhances the ambit of provisions of safety, health, welfare and working conditions from existing about 9 major sectors to all establishments having 10 or more employees.

Please click here to view the Press Note.

Thanking you,
With regards,

For Silvassa Industries & Manufacturers Association,

Narendra Trivedi,
Secretary


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