Kathmandu, August 11: The meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today has approved Labour Bill-2074 BS. Minister for Labor and Employment Farmullha Mansur had presented the bill in the House.
The bill has a provision of equal pay for same work, social security fund, and not allowing less payment to the workers as mentioned in the law among other labour-friendly issues.
The bill is termed as progressive and labor-friendly as it was prepared with the consent of trade union, employers, and government representatives.
The bill has the provision of forming Labor Advisory Committee to suggest the government regarding labor issues.
The Labor Minister will be the chairperson of the committee and secretaries at Labor Ministry, Transport Ministry, Health Ministry, director general at the Labor Department, director general at the Security Fund, director general at the Vocational Skill Development Center and other five members including two women representing employment generating institutions, among others will be the members of the committee.
Lawmakers, Pushkar Acharya, Ram Narayan Bidari, Meena Pun, Radhadevi Timilsina had taken part in the meeting.
Minister Mansur expressed confidence that with an endorsement of the bill harmonious environment could be developed between employers and employees. RSS