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CPI MP urges govt to extend comment deadline on labor Codes

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New Delhi: Communist Party of India (CPI) MP in the Rajya Sabha Binoy Viswam has requested Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar to extend the deadline of inviting suggestions from the public on “Industrial Relations Code, 2019” and “Code on Social Security, 2019” for a month.

The legislator, who is the leader of the CPI Parliamentary Party and Secretary (National Council), wrote a letter last Friday urging Gangwar to extend the deadline till February 15 to allow people to make representations before the Standing Committee on Labour. “I write this letter in reference to the Press Communique dated January 1, 2020, that invites comments from the public on “The Industrial Relations Code, 2019” and “The Code on Social Security, 2019” as introduced in the Lok Sabha to the Standing Committee on Labour,” Viswam’s letter reads. It further went on informing that the press communique was released on January 1 and had an extremely short deadline of 15 days. “Given the complexities and the seriousness of the two Codes, I urge you to extend this deadline by at least one month till February 15 to allow trade unions, workers and the public at large to make representations before the standing committee on this important issues,’’ the letter said.  (IANS)

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