Bhupender Yadav at ILO meet highlights India’s effort to eliminate discrimination in labour markets
Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav today highlighted the country’s efforts to promote social justice and eliminate discrimination in labour markets. Speaking at the World of Work Summit of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva yesterday,
The Minister noted that India has increased paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for greater inclusion of women in the workforce. He added that the Government has also made provision for mandatory crèche facilities in establishments having 50 or more employees.
Mr Yadav said, the Government aims to provide social security to unorganized workers through initiatives like the e-Shram portal. The Minister also engaged in tripartite discussions with employers and employee associations, addressing concerns and emphasizing the Government’s commitment to workers’ welfare and ease of doing business.
At a BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) dinner, he supported the establishment of a joint platform for BRICS Productivity Ecosystems, promoting decent work and social protection for workers.