Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar stressed on signing of social security agreements among G-20 countries at the meeting of labour and employment ministers of the grouping held in Argentina, according to a labour ministry release.
"Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar led a delegation to Mendoza, Argentina for the G-20 Labour & Employment Ministers' Meeting,held on September 6-7, 2018," the ministry said.
Applauding the Argentine Presidency for holding the joint meeting of education and labour ministers, Gangwar said that the coordination between these ministries is needed to strike a right balance between the supply and demand of the labour in a country.
He also stressed on inclusive development and signing of Social Security Agreements amongst the G-20 countries for ensuring portability of social security benefits to workers.
He stressed on design and implementation of policies for greater and easier participation of women in the labour market.
The minister reiterated that India is committed to job security, wage security and social security to all workers in the country. All round efforts have been made to promote job creation in India over the last few years through various schemes and programmes.
He highlighted India's initiatives for promoting skill development likePradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana and setting up of Sector Skill Councils and for employment creation like the Start Up India and the MUDRA scheme.
Gangwar said, We are implementing policies and programmes that ensure their education, training, skilling, entrepreneurship, minimum wages and social protection for women. Such measures include providing skills that enable women to become self-employed or entrepreneurs;creating online platform for women to sell their products; enhancing paid maternity leave, promoting flexible working hours and opportunity to work from home.
G-20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Declaration and Joint G-20 Education and Labour and Employment Ministerial Declaration were adopted and will be presented in the next summit of Leaders/ Heads of the state later this year.
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