Maharashtra government has decided to launch a Labour Welfare Management System for the state’s 4.12-crore workforce, 90% of which is in the unorganised sector. A pilot project would be launched in Thane district in two months of the Labour Welfare Management System for the state’s 4.12-crore workforce, 90% of which is in the unorganised sector. The system would then be implemented in the state. The project will be undertaken through public-private partnership (PPP) model, and will be fully supported through private initiative, with no cost to the government. The system, a quantum leap for the labour department, would help in seamless flow of information about labourers and employers to the government. It would also help in collection, collation and interpretation of data. The benefits to workforce under the new system include proper payment of wages and other dues as per the Minimum Wages Act and other Acts, and also consolidated information of their insurance, ESI and PF accounts.Industries, shops and establishments would greatly benefit through the system, as it would reduce overheads for providing information on workforce due to online registration and renewal of licenses, systematic book-keeping, ease in getting NOCs and recruitment.
February 11, 2016
February 6, 2015