Three new national boards – for wage, safety and health – proposed under new labour codes : 16-12-2020

NEW DELHI: The government will soon set up three national boards to determine the minimum wages, social security parameters, and safety and health standards for workers under the new labour codes. The move is aimed at ensuring a smooth rollout of the four labour codes from the next financial year.

Advisory boards will be set up for minimum wages under the Code on Wages, for occupational safety, health and working conditions under the Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, and under the Code on Social Security.

The government is of the view that these bodies need to be constituted first as they are responsible for determining key elements of the codes, a top official told ET.

“We are legally vetting if it is possible,” the official said, citing the prior need for the advisory board to determine a national level minimum wage.
Experts have said it is imperative for the government to set up these boards, especially for minimum wages.

Source : PTI