Labour laws have not benefited workforce: PM

Addressing the 43rd session of the Indian Labour Conference here, the prime minister said some of the laws had hurt the workers more than benefiting them and argued in favour of reviewing those legislations.

“We have enacted several progressive labour laws since independence and some even before that. But it appears that not all these laws have had the intended good effects that we would like to see on the ground,” he said.

There was an urgent need to consider the possible role of some of the labour laws in contributing to rigidities in the labour market, which hurt the growth of employment on a large scale, he said.

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