Rajya Sabha approves three codes subsuming 25 central labour laws- Very Important for UPSC Commerce Optional Paper 2

Over 29 labour laws have been merged into four codes which involve social security, occupational safety, health and working conditions and industrial relations with the aim of simplifying the laws and ensuring higher productivity and generation of decent employment.

The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, will consolidate and amend the laws regulating occupational safety, health and working conditions of persons employed in an establishment and related matters.

The Industrial Relations Code, 2020, seeks to consolidate and amend laws relating to trade unions, conditions of employment in industrial establishments or undertaking, investigation and settlement of industrial disputes.

The Code on Social Security, 2020, will amend and consolidate laws relating to social security with the goal to extend social security to all employees and workers either in the organised sector or the unorganised sector.

The Code on Wages (2019) was passed by Parliament last year. The passage of the remaining three codes by Parliament completes the government efforts to reform labour laws in the country.

For more details visit @  https://www.prsindia.org/billtrack/overview-labour-law-reforms

 

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