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06/12/2017 03:45pm

Workers bodies urge FM to form National Fund for unorganized sector workers to provide social security

image Govt committed to safeguard interests of the workers across sectors: Jaitley

New Delhi, Dec 6 (KNN) In an attempt to assure the different sectors of the economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently said that the government is committed to safeguard the interests of the workers especially those working in the unorganized and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector.

The Minister made the following remarks as a part of the ongoing Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with the representatives of the different Trade Union Groups in the national.

Jaitley said that the workers are entitled to minimum wages prescribed by law and asked all the concerned industries to strictly comply with the same without fail.

The workers association participating in the meeting raised different demands including increased Budgetary Allocations for Social Sector including health and education; necessary Financial Resources for the purpose to be raised internally by taxing the rich who have capacity to pay; effective measures against deliberate tax and loan repayment faults.

The workers also urged the government to create a National Fund for unorganised sector workers to provide Social Security among other demands. (With PIB Inputs) (KNN/ DA)

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