Working Group for sanitation and leather workers constituted

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New Delhi, June 29(ANI): In consultation with the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry, the Labour and Employment Ministry has constituted a Working Group to look into the issues concerning the sanitation and leather workers.

The Working Group will look into the issue of framing of legislation for certain matters relating to the workers, and submit its report to the Ministry by September 30.

The group will have fifteen members and would include Anil Swarup, Joint Secretary/Director General (Labour Welfare) in Labour and Employment Ministry, and a representative each from the Union Ministries of Social Justice and Empowerment, Urban Development, Railways and Planning Commission.

It will also include a representative of V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, and also from the International Labour Organization.

Suraj Bhan, Economic Adviser, Office of the Director General (Labour Welfare), Labour and Employment Ministry has been designated as the Convener of the Working Group.

It may be recalled that the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has been pursuing the matter with the Labour and Employment Ministry, as the sanitation workers predominantly belong to unorganized sector.

It had been felt imperative that there should be proper framework to regulate their working conditions from the health and safety point of view and for providing for their welfare as a distinct group. (ANI)

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