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Govt will put its best foot forward to help industry, workers, says Santosh Gangwar

Updated: May 9, 2020 4:52 pm

Union Minister for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar has said that government will take all possible steps to help mitigate problems faced by the industry and workers due to Lockdown. He said, government is discussing the emergent situation with the social partners, arising out of COVID-19 pandemic and to chalk out strategies and policy initiatives to minimize its impact on the workers and economy.

The Minister yesterday held a Webinar with the Employers’ Organizations. The issues deliberated during the Webinar include  protection of the interest of workers and migrant workers in view of COVID-19 and measures to generate employment.

Mr Gangwar informed about various measures taken by his Ministry to mitigate the problems of workers during COVID-19 like relaxation in the provisions of ESIC and EPF, setting up of control centres and helplines across the country.

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