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Draft Labour Code on Social Security 2018 (Version 2.0) - Comments/Suggestions Invited

Mar 01, 2018: Ministry of Labour & Employment has decided to formulate The Labour Code on Social Security, 2018 by amalgamating, simplifying and rationalizing all existing Labour Laws related to Social Security (total 15 Labour Laws including EPF Act, ESI Act, Maternity Benefit Act, Payment of Gratuity Act, Employees Compensation Act, Unorganised Social Security Act, and various Welfare Cess /Fund Acts).

The Draft of THE LABOUR CODE ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND WELFARE, 2017 was placed on the Ministry's website on 16 March 2017 for consultations and comments of the Stakeholders. After considering the comments of various stakeholders, a revised draft has been prepared.


Continuing the pre-legislative consultative process, the Draft of THE LABOUR CODE ON SOCIAL SECURITY, 2018 is being placed on the web-site for information of all the stakeholders. The Ministry will now initiate consultation process with the Employers' Organisations, Workers' Organisations (both organised and unorganised), State Governments etc.

Employers' Organisations and Central Trade Unions recognized by the Central Government (Labour Ministry) and the State Governments are invited to to give their suggestions/comments/inputs, if any, on this revised Code.
Comments may be submitted, latest by 31 st March, 2018, by e-mail to Shri J. K. Singh, Under Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Room No-17, Ground Floor, Shram Shakti Bhawan, New Delhi. Email address: jk.singh68@nic.in.

In order to facilitate proper consideration, the comments/suggestions on the Draft Code must be in following format:
Draft Labour Code on Social Security 2018

It may be noted that all comments / suggestions should be submitted through recognized Employers' / workers' Associations only. Individual comments from any individual or institution be avoided as they shall not be entertained.

Dates for formal consultation meetings shall be communicated separately.


The Draft Labour Code on Social Security and Welfare, 2018 - available here

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