Govt open to amending contract labour law : Kharge

NEW DELHI - Government is open to amending a law related to the regulation and abolition of contract labour in the country, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said during Question Hour that government will hold a meeting of the tripartite group, which has been asked to give a report on how to regulate the wages and service conditions of contract labour.

"Based on that report, if an amendment (in the Contract Labour Regulation and Amendment Act) is necessary, it will be done," he said.

He expressed confidence that the report could help address issues like uneven wages to contract workers and employment of contract workers in jobs, where regular workers should be working.

In a written statement, the minister said there is no proposal before the government to end the system of contract jobs and outsourcing.


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