44th Session of Indian Labour Conference to begin tomorrow

New Delhi, Feb 13: The 44th Session of Indian Labour Conference will begin on February 14 under the chairmanship of Union of Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge.

The Conference will deliberate upon very topical and critical issues viz., (i) Minimum Wages, (ii) Social Security and (iii) Employability and Employment.

The conference will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

The conference will be attended by senior representatives of workers and employers organisations and state labour ministers and senior officers from central ministries/departments and state governments.

Central ministers are also expected to attend the Conference.

The two-day conference is expected to strengthen the institutions of social dialogue, which are already in place to function with better understanding of each others perspective and convergence of varied ideas and approaches amongst social partners.

The Indian Labour Conference – the apex tripartite consultative body at national level which has been aptly described as the “Labour Parliament of India” also is a confluence of creative forces and energies and the testing ground of tripartite consensus in decision making.

The first such tripartite consultation between workers, employers and the Government, at national level, was held in 1942 as Tripartite National Labour Conference – subsequently renamed as Indian Labour Conference since 1944. So far, 43 Sessions of Indian Labour Conference have been held to discuss prominent labour related issues. (ANI)