This is for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir that an unorganised workforce is getting attention of authorities. Recently in a review meeting of the Labour & Employment Department, LG Manoj Sinha asked his officers to conduct a survey about the unorganised workforce so that their lives along with their children are made better.
He said that the labour department must ensure there is no case of exploitation of unorganized workers. Proper employment planning and flexibility in labour deployment in the backdrop of changing market conditions should be the priority.
He impressed upon the senior officers of the Labour and Employment Department for the welfare & support of the unorganized workforce and their children.
Health, safety and social security benefits like financial assistance should be top priority. Department should also ensure that all possible assistance for children’s education and scholarships is extended within a fixed timeline.
Reviewing the Employment Sector of the Department, the Lt Governor emphasized on integrated planning by bringing all departments on a single platform and working in convergence for effective and efficient employment related services.
Facilitate employment opportunities through National Job Fairs and an IEC campaign should be launched to generate awareness among the target population.