Dattatraya to lead Indian delegation to G20 Labour Ministers’ Meet

Hyderabad: Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatraya will be leading the Indian delegation to the G20 Labour & Employment Ministers’ Meet, scheduled on 18-19 May at Bad Neuenahr, Germany. Germany is the chair for the G20 Labour & Employment Ministers’ for the year 2017.

The G20 Labour & Employment Track has been discussing topics like “Shaping the Future of Work”, “Reducing Gender Gaps in Labour Force Participation”, “Labour Market Integration of Regular Migrants and Recognised Refugees”, “Decent Work in Global Supply Chains”, and Boosting Youth Employment”.

A G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Declaration is likely to be adopted at the end of this meeting, which will be presented to the Leaders/ Head of the State summit scheduled on 7-8th July Hamburg, Germany.

Bandaru Dattatraya is expected to advocate policy interventions aimed at promoting labour mobility for skilled youth, incentivizing MSMEs as well as the responsibility of developed states in the Global Supply Chains for capacity building, skill development and technology transfer to promote more inclusive and fair globalisation, at the forum of G20.

He will also outline India’s recent initiatives for the welfare of its workers including those related to employment promotion, social security, Maternity benefit and child labour.

Bandaru Dattatraya will be accompanied by M. Sathiyavathy, Secretary (the Ministry of Labour & Employment), Rajit Punhani, Joint Secretary & Director General, Labour Welfare, Dr S.K. Sashi Kumar, Senior Fellow, Dr V.V.Giri, National Labour Institute, Noida and C.Sudarshan Reddy, Private Secretary to the Labour & Employment Minister. (INN)

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