Workers Safety Code Bill Cabinet Approvals, 2019

Published on July 11, 2019
Current context: The Union Cabinet has approved the Worker safety code Bill, 2019 on 10th July 2019
Workers Safety Code Bill Cabinet Approvals, 2019
  • The Worker safety code Bill seeks to merge 13 labour laws into one code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill,2019
  • The bill aims to enhance the safety, health and working conditions provisions of labours and workers
  • The laws would be applicable to all business establishments with 10 or more workers
  • The business entity will have to issue an appointment letter and do the medical check-up annually for all its workers
  • The code will be applicable to all traders, including serving the sector, IT establishments and also to Mines and docks employing even one worker
  • The code also includes guidelines for women workers and they can voluntarily opt for working in night shift

Other bills:

  • Last week, the Cabinet approved the Code on Minimum Wages Bill and the worker safety bill is the second bill approved
  • Minimum Wages Bill prescribes mandatory minimum wages to the working labours


Q.1 The Workers Safety Bill, 2019 recently approved by the union cabinet is for?
a. Only IT establishments
b. A business entity with 15 or more workers
c. Mine with at least 10 workers
d. Business entity with 10 or more workers and mines even with one worker

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