"I urge trade unions to come up with specific objections to the proposed amendment and we will tread with caution," labour minister Dattatreya said.
NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya today said it can easily take up to 5 years for acquiring land for a large project including building of cities.
"In fact, its record in the first year is arguably superior to that of any other previous governments," says Panagariya.
Differences persisted over the contentious issues of contract labour and minimum wages between central trade unions and the government at a meeting here today, on the eve of the 46th Indian Labour Conference.
Prime minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce government’s big bang initiative at the upcoming Indian Labour Conference on Monday.
Panagariya wrote that states could address the barriers to conversion of agricultural land either, by amending the law, or by issuing time-bound clearances.
This declaration from trade unions comes on the first anniversary of the govt which claims to be working on the towards welfare of the workers.
Panagariya’s comment is significant as the Centre has a prime focus of reviving manufacturing and is under tremendous pressure from industries.
Trade unions are planning to launch a nationwide protest and even go on strike to protest against the NDA government’s recent moves to amend various labour laws for improving ease of doing business and boosting ‘Make in India’ programme.
Cabinet approved amendments to the Child Labour Act, for children below 14 years to work in family enterprises and as artist.
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