India for holistic policies to check job loss in Asia-Pacific
India has favoured creation of policies aimed at checking loss of employment and increase in jobs in the Asia-pacific region, which has a high concentration of labour force.delhi Updated: Jun 16, 2010 21:19 IST
India has favoured creation of policies aimed at checking loss of employment and increase in jobs in the Asia-pacific region, which has a high concentration of labour force.
Underlining the need for such a approach, Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said given the vulnerabilities of the work force in this region, situation in the labour market calls for more focused and coordinated policies in the process of recovery by targeting generation of more employment opportunities, skill upgradation etc.
Kharge was addressing delegates from Asia-Pacific region at the sidelines of ILO General Assembly in Geneva.
According to a government release, Kharge emphasised on the need for Asian and Pacific countries to achieve greater coordination and putting across their common view point on labour and employment issues at the global forum.
He said India has adopted some innovative and quick policy responses to the economic slowdown, which are particularly effective during the time of crisis.
The ILO meet is being attended by about 170 countries.