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Cabinet approves wage bill to simplify four labour related laws

The Labour Code on Wages bill will be introduced in the ongoing monsoon session of parliament

IANS  |  New Delhi 


The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Modi, on Wednesday approved a new that which will amalgamate and simplify provisions of four labour related laws, sources said.

The Labour Code on Wages Bill would amalgamate Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, they said.

The Second Commission on Labour had recommended that the existing labour laws should be broadly grouped into four or five Labour Codes on functional basis.

The Labour Ministry has taken steps for drafting four Labour Codes - on wages, industrial relations, social security and welfare and safety and working conditions by simplifying, amalgamating and rationalising the relevant provisions of the existing central labour laws.

The Labour Code on Wages bill is likely to be introduced in the ongoing monsoon session of parliament.

First Published: Thu, July 27 2017. 04:50 IST