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Members of the panel on labour, which met Monday, also said there should be a social security number for all migrants so that they can register in the proposed national portal.
Chhattisgarh is working on a plan to provide permanent jobs to about 7 lakh migrant labourers. It has completed skill mapping of 2.5 lakh of these.
Analysis by TeamLease Compliance shows compliance burden remained onerous for firms in India. Govt says it has taken many steps but agrees more needs to be done.
Some companies are promising free travel tickets, housing & food to draw workers to urban areas, others are hiring new faces from nearby locations.
The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979, was framed to prevent the exploitation of migrants.
The labour ministry has told a parliamentary panel that over 10 states have reformed some labour laws over the last year or more. A dozen more are considering them.
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Judges insist that the terrible ADM Jabalpur judgment has been 'buried ten fathoms deep', but Supreme Court's actions during lockdown suggest its spirit is still strong.
As concerns were raised over changes in labour laws in various states, Kumar said the central government was committed to protecting the interests of workers.
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