Minimum wage board in the offing:Naini Narsimha Reddy

Minimum wage board in the offing:Naini Narsimha Reddy
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Labour and Home Minister Naini Narsimha Reddy on Monday said that within two to three days the government would take a decision on the formation of minimum wage board for the benefit of workers in organised and unorganised sectors of the State.The Minister was speaking at May Day celebrations in Ravindra Bharati on Monday.

Minister Naini Narsimha Reddy likens the relationship between company and labour to that of a mother and son

Hyderabad: Labour and Home Minister Naini Narsimha Reddy on Monday said that within two to three days the government would take a decision on the formation of minimum wage board for the benefit of workers in organised and unorganised sectors of the State.The Minister was speaking at May Day celebrations in Ravindra Bharati on Monday. He revealed that the decision, for the formation of minimum wage board, was to be announced on Monday but was postponed due to Industries Minister K T Rama Rao's absence. IT Minister K T Rama Rao was in Delhi.

Highlights:

  • A five member committee set up on board formation
  • Officials told to woo investors to set up shops in the State

Reddy recalled that during the plenary celebrations of TRS, he had reminded the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao about the wage board after which the Chief Minister immediately formed a five-member committee with Industries and Labour Ministers, secretaries of both the departments and labour commissioner. “The CM asked the committee to give a report so that he can make an announcement,” he said. He said after the return of KTR, a decision would be taken on this. He further said that a decision on the wage board for unorganised sector would also be taken by the committee.

Stating that the relation between company and labour was like that of a mother and son, the Labour Minister said it was the responsibility of both to take care of each other. “It is the responsibility of the management to take care of the workers and the workers in turn should strive hard for bringing profits to the company,” he said. Naini said the Chief Minister was committed for the welfare of the working class.

The Minister said many were unaware about the accidental insurance scheme of Rs 5 lakh for lorry drivers, auto drivers, home guards and press reporters. He said from this year, the insurance companies would intimate the families of the deceased so that they can make the insurance claims. He said the home guards families should approach the concerned SP and media personnel should get in touch with I&PR.

He asked the workers to have good relations with the company and reminded them what had happened in West Bengal.
“You know what happened in West Bengal, there were serious protests and the workers succeeded but the companies moved out of the State and now West Bengal is in crisis as income sources have gone down.In Telangana many companies are coming forward to set up industries,” the Minister said.

Stating that there was a stiff competition between AP and Telangana, the Minister asked the State officials to strive hard to ensure that more companies come to Telangana.Bhongir MP and labour committee member B Narsaiah Goud said it was difficult to solve 100 per cent problems but the Chief Minister was striving to solve them.

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