Press Conference

Report
Press Conference
8th September 2014
Ministry of Labour &
Employment
Government of India
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Thematic areas
• Ease of Doing Business
– Single Unified Web Portal
– Labour Inspection Scheme
• Social Security
– Organized Workers,
– Unorganised Workers,
• Employment and Vocational Training
– Re-establishing brand equity of ITIs
– Demand Responsive Vocational Training
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Single Unified Web Portal
• For Ease of Compliance
• Features:
– 4 agencies in Central Sphere: CLC, DGMS, ESIC and
EPFO
– Online Registration of 6-7 lakh Units and assignment
of a Unique LIN to each,
– Single Harmonised Online Annual Return for
enforcement of 16 Labour Laws,
– Reporting of Inspections and
– Grievance Redressal System integrated with Do AR
& PG portal .
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Labour Inspection Scheme
• For Transparent and Accountable Inspection Mechanism
• Features:
– 4 agencies in Central Sphere: CLC, DGMS, ESIC and EPFO
– Linked to Web Portal
– Random computerised selection of Units for Inspections
based on objective criteria
– Analysis of Complaints by Central Analysis and
Intelligence Unit (CAIU) based on data and evidence
– Uploading of inspection Report in 72 hours
– Monitoring of Inspections based on Key performance
Indices.
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Social Security for Organized Workers
• Extending coverage of eligible beneficiaries,
i. Statutory monthly wage ceiling for making
contribution under the EPF & MP Act 1952
enhanced from Rs. 6500 p.m. to Rs. 15,000/- w.e.f.
1.9.2014 .
ii. Likely to extend PF coverage to an additional 50
lakh workers.
iii. Minimum pension to pensioners under Employees’
Pension Scheme 1995 enhanced to ₹ 1,000/- w.e.f.
1.9.2014.
iv. Likely to benefit about 28 lakh existing pensioners
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Social Security for Organized Workers
• Improving customer service by providing portability of
PF accounts
i. Seeding of Universal Account Number with Bank
Account and Aadhar No. of the current memberscompleted for 35% current members.
ii. Will facilitate portability of PF accounts across jobs
and geographies for current and future members.
iii. UAN mechanism will establish direct connect
between members and EPFO.
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Social Security for Unorganised Workers’
Revamp of RSBY
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Covering more than 3.85 crore families and 13 categories of unorganized
workers in 26 States and Union Territories.
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Revamped for efficient and transparent service delivery.
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Phase-I from 01.06.2014 primarily covers
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Performance parameters for Insurers,
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Strengthening of State Nodal Agency,
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Establishing a Call Centre and a robust grievance redressal
mechanism*,
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Third party audit and evaluation of scheme*.
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The phase-II will commence from February 2015 envisages
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Improved IT architecture,
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Wellness Check of beneficiaries at PHCs,
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Enrolment/ issue of smart cards by Central/ State PSUs
Convergence of 3 social security schemes for Unorganised Workers, through
single RSBY smart card and services through single point of contact in 20 pilot
districts.
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Re-establishing brand equity of ITIs
 Curriculum revised by Mentor Councils; Semester
System.
 Incubation Centres (5) and Chairs (6) in premier
institutions
 Training of trainers in distance mode; 4,000 trained so
far
 Leadership and Management training of Government
ITI Principals (820 trained so far)
 First phase of ITI e-governance portal including ecertification to be launched in November 2014
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Demand Responsive Vocational Training
 Flexible MoUs for running industry-driven courses in ITIs
 Developing Model ITIs in prominent industry clusters
 Mentor Councils in 25 economic sectors with representatives from
industry.
 Encouragement to MSMEs to engage apprentices.
 Amendment to Apprentices Act for value to both- apprentices and
industry.
 Utilising ITI infrastructure in urban areas for training of existing
workforce.
 National framework for RPL of Construction Workers,.
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