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Workers Safety Code Bill Cabinet Approvals, 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

Question: 

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
Workers Safety Code Bill Cabinet Approvals, 2019 Workers Safety Code Bill Cabinet Approvals, 2019 Reviewed by Neha Verma on July 11, 2019 Rating: 5

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