Bihar govt considering suitable labour reforms: Minister

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Patna, Jul 24 (UNI) Bihar Labour Resources Minister Awadhesh Narayan Singh has emphasised the need for a comprehensive labour reform in the state with a view to improving its employment scenario.

Participating in an interactive session with members of the Bihar Chamber of Commerce (BCC) here last night, Mr Singh also stressed the necessity for setting up new employment exchanges in different parts across the state to open up new avenues for diversified jobs in different sectors.

'' Both the steps, when implemented, would go a long way in alleviating the problem of unemployment for educated youth in the state,'' the Minister observed.

Claiming that the Nitish Kumar goverment since coming to power nearly three years ago, had achieved a 'condusive growth' in the socio-economic stratas as well as the industrial sectors, Mr Singh said as a result the overall business scenario of the state had undergone a sea change.

He also laid emphasis on proper coordination between investment opportunities and proper usage of labour force on one side and the government policies and their proper implementation on the other to enjoy the best result.

Mr Singh also assured the BCC and other concerned agencies of the state government's full cooperation on every front to amicably solve the disputes like ''inspector raj'', fixing minimum wage for labourers and the reduction of licence fees.

Among others, who attended the session, were Principal Secretary, Department of Labour Resources,Vyas Prasad, State Labour Commissioner Upendra Kumar Rai and BCC President O P Sahay, who highlighted a number of labour related problems being faced by the industry and sought their redressal.


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