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Labour laws to be amended to improve plight of workers: Govt

delhi Updated: Aug 25, 2010 18:56 IST

The Government is considering amending labour laws to improve the plight of workers in different sectors and a task force has been constituted to go into the matter, Labour Minister Malikarjun Kharge informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

"We have constituted a Task Force, which is already on the job. Whatever amendments we want to do will come in near future," Kharge said during Question Hour.

He said the task force will examine all issues and the government will "definitely" take note of its report.

The laws, whose amendments are under consideration include Mines Act 1952, Minimum Wages Act 1948, Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970 and Inter-State Migrant Workman (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act 1979, the minister said.

The Employment and Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act 1959, Apprentice Act 1961, Employee's Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952 and Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Act, 1988 are also sought to be amended, he added.