Lok Sabha has referred the labour code on occupational safety, health and working condition to standing committee on labour for consideration, a move that may delay the process of approval for the bill.
The committee, headed by MP Bhartruhari Mahtab, has sought opinions from all stakeholders on the bill following which it will suggest changes in the bill.
The labour code on occupational safety, health and working condition 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha in the last session.
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The code aims to regulate the employment of workers, including those engaged by contractors, and their working conditions across sectors. It envisages setting up a National Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board to advise the government on the standards, rules and regulations on worker safety, besides overseeing implementation.
Source: Economic Times