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JK’s Labour Reforms emerging a model in India, says PM’s economic advisor


Chairman Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, Dr Bibek Debroy on Friday hailed the Jammu and Kashmir government for taking the lead in pioneering wide-ranging Labor Law reforms in the State.

The spokesman quoted the Dr Bibek Debroy saying “while the whole country currently grapples with the issue of Labour Law reforms, J&K Government has taken the lead and is showing the way to other states by initiating all-inclusive labour reforms.”

Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment, Dr Haseeb A Drabu who was also present in the meeting, informed Dr Debroy about various initiatives taken by the State government to abridge the labour laws, set into motion labour reforms and welfare measures for the workers in the unorganized sector.

Dr Drabu said there are presently around 260 labour laws in the State which are being pruned to put in place a Uniform Code on wages, industrial relations, social security, and safety and work conditions. He said the plethora of labour laws only create difficulties in the implementation and compliance putting the labours to the disadvantage.

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