Provisions in respect of the Contract Workers in IR – Report to be submitted to Ministry of Labour & Employment

Provisions in respect of the Contract Workers in IR – Report to be submitted to Ministry of Labour & Employment

Provisions in respect of the Contract Workers in IR – Report to be submitted to Ministry of Labour & Employment within 15 days.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(LL)/2015/PNM/AIRF/l
New Delhi. Dated 17.11.2017
The General Manager (P).
All Indian Railways & PUs.
Sub: Provisions in respect of the Contract Workers on IR.
Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 20.10.2015

Payment of minimum wages to workers employed on Railways under the various provisions of the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 has become a pivotal
issue in the present economic scenario. A meeting in this regard was held by Chief
Labour Commissioner (Centre) on. 15.11.2017 wherein the following issues, inter
alia, were discussed: 
(i) Whether new rates of minimum wages wef, 01.04.2017 are being paid to the contract workers;
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(ii) Mode of payment to contract workers through bank/cheque/cash;
(iii) Whether provident fund is deducted from the payment made to the
contract workers and the same is credited to that PF account;
(iv) Whether medical facilities from ESI are made available to contract
workers;
(v) Issue of slips towards payment made to contract worker to bring out
transparency in the system. 
2. Since the factual report is to be submitted to Ministry of Labour &
Employment within 15 days, the Railways are requested to provide the
information at the earliest at Fax No. 011-23070939.
(Ms. Manju)
Joint Director/E(LL)
Railway Board 

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Source: NFIR

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