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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
04-October-2017 19:43 IST
Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar to chair a review meeting with State Labour Ministers & Principal Secretaries/Secretaries/Commissioners, Department of Labour of North Eastern States

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The Government of India has been focusing on mainstreaming the North Eastern Region into developmental process through its various Ministries.  Inline, Ministry of Labour and Employment has taken its various Initiatives and Schemes through ESIC, EPFO, NCLP, NCS to the North Eastern Region.

Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) Labour & Employment accompanied by Senior Officers of the Ministry of Labour & Employment is holding a review meeting with Labour Ministers & Principal Secretaries/Secretaries/ Commissioners, Department of Labour of North Eastern States on October 05, 2017.  The review meeting will have discussion on the implementation of the Schemes on Child Labour, Plantation Workers, ESIC Works, Social Security Schemes, BOC Workers Cess Fund, Mines Safety, etc, and for further betterment.   These are quite significant issues concerning the North Eastern Region and it is expected that the meeting will help analyze and understand in depth the core concerns of the Region.  Besides, this will also help in working closely with all stakeholders in this Region who contribute towards the social and economic development of this Region. 

Since taking over the charge of Ministry of Labour & Employment, the Minister of State (IC), Shri Gangwar has chosen to hold his first ever review meeting with North East States here at Imphal, Manipur in line with Government’s policy to strengthen the ties between Center & State.. 

Following the Review Meeting, Shri Gangwar will lay the foundation stone for the BELLETOLA ESIC Hospital from 50 bedded to 100 bedded Hospital on October 6, 2017.  He, then will inaugurate the National Career Service Center  for differently abled at Guwahati and also preside over the function in which MOU will be signed between V.V.Giri National Labour Institute and Tata Institute of Social Science(TISS), Assam.