Occupational health programs will be pursued aggressively


No progress has been made with regard to amendments in the Factories Act. The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha in August 2016 and since then is pending in Rajya Sabha. With the tenure of Lok Sabha over, the bill will lapse.

No progress has been made with regard to any such relevant laws that govern the health of the employees at work. No legislation exists for the people employed by unorganised sector, which employs 83% of the total labours, despite it being a recommendation according to the National Policy on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), 2009. No effort has been undertaken to revise the policy in the light of further developments, if any.

No new research institutes has been set up under BJP government. The Directorate General of Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes (DDFASLI), the nodal agency to implement OSH programmes,is functioning at 40% vacancy which in no way indicate that the Occupational Health programs have been pursued aggressively.


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