Union Minister of Labour & Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge said in a written reply to the Shantam Naik MP, in the Rajya Sabha tody , that as many as 9 Labour Legislations were amended to facilitate Foreign direct investment in the country.
Explaining further, Mr. Kharge said that recent labout law amendments carried out are those under the payment of Wages Act, 1936, the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, the Apprentices Act, 1961, the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, the Employees; State Insurance Act, 1951, the Maternity Benefit Act, 1947, the Plantation Labour Act 1951, the Maternity Benerfit Act, 1961 and the Employees Compensation Act, 1923
The labout laws with respect to which there are demands to change mainly relate to industrial relations, contract labout, social security, occupational safety and helath etc., he said.
In addition, the Government introduced in parliament the Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Retuerns and Maintaining of Registers by Certain and the inter0State Migrant Workmen (Rebulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) (Amendment) Bill, 2011, he said.
However, the amendments mentined above alone cannot be perceived to facilitate foreign direct investment (FDI) as FDI is influenced by a number of factors including the policies of the Government, Mr. Kharge said.