National Action Plan for Migrant Workers

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  • February 12, 2021
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National Action Plan for Migrant Workers

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II – Policies and Interventions 

In news

  • NITI Aayog has constituted a sub-group to prepare a National Action Plan for Migrant Workers.

Key takeaways 

  • Composition: Members from various Ministries, subject experts, NGOs, and civil society organisations. 
  • Objective: To prepare a tangible action plan to address issues related to migrant workers.

Important value additions 

OSH Code

  • Inter-state Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 was subsumed in the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 (OSH Code) 
  • The Code was notified in September 2020 
  • Provision of OSH Code: Decent working conditions, minimum wages, grievances redressal mechanisms, protection from abuse and exploitation, enhancement of skills, and social security.
  • Target: All categories of organised and unorganised workers including Migrant workers.
  • Applicability: Every establishment in which 10 or more inter-state migrant workers are employed or were employed on any day of the preceding 12 months.

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