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Country witnesses another productive day in Parliament

An important bill that directly concerns welfare of 40 percent population of the country and which is considered crucial for protecting the interest of the labourers was passed by the Lok Sabha.

The lower house of Parliament took up a bill to codify provisions of four existing laws to provide legislative protection of minimum wage to the entire workforce.

The Code on Wages Bill 2019 was moved for consideration and passage by Union Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar. The bill contains important provisions to bring a positive change in the lives of 50 crore workers.

The bill will ensure the legal right of a minimum wage to all workers including those in the unorganised sector such as domestic workers and those working in eateries. 

The government wants to bring in 4 codes for labour reforms in place of 44 laws presently in practice on Tuesday 

Lok Sabha also passed a bill which seeks to strengthen rights of consumers and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defects in goods and deficiency in services.

The Consumer Protection Bill 2018 provides for protection of interests of consumers and setting up of authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumer disputes.

Speaking on the bill, Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan stressed that the overall purpose of the legislation is to ease the process of addressing grievances of consumers.

The current session of Parliament is being considered the most productive session in 2 decades. 16 bills have been passed by Parliament till now and the government wants to get 10 more bills passed in the session that has been extended till August 7.

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