Labour Reforms in Contract Labour ( Regulation and Abolition ) Act


Labour Reforms in Contract Labour ( Regulation and Abolition ) Act
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Dear all,

We are enclosing here with  the article appeared in a news paper "The Economic Times"  Mumbai Edition, dated 8th September 2015. The copy of the same article is attached here with.

In step further towards Labour reforms, the government is considering fixing the proportion to contract workers that an organization can hire, this move may help it dilute opposition to labour reforms, but is sure to trigger stiff opposition from industry. The first draft of the proposal will be finalised soon, after which the government will kick-start consultation with key stack holder, including trade union and employers, a senior labour ministry official told ET. While it is still in the concept stage, the plan being considered is to limit the portion of contract workers in companies to 40% to 50% of the total work force, with a pay that is not less than the government - prescribed minimum wages.

In the same direction, there are other proposals to amend the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has been pushing key labour reforms to improve ease of doing business in India as well as enhance the working and living standards of workers.

Other key proposal are

a) provide small annual increments to contracts workers

b) Major hike in salary every five years. provided they acquire certain level of skills. You are requested to go through the same  and study.

This is for your information.

Thanking you,
With regards, 

For Silvassa Industries & Manufacturers Association,     

Narendra Trivedi, 
Secretary 


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