Flexible workplaces, work from home ecosystem need of future: Modi

Highlighting the role of the labour force in the development of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said flexible workplaces, a work-from-home ecosystem and flexible work hours are the need of the future.

Addressing the National Conference of Labour Ministers of all States and Union Territories via video conferencing, PM Modi said, “India’s labour force has a huge role to play in realizing India’s dreams and aspirations to build a developed nation in the Amrit Kaal, and with this thinking, the country is working continuously for crores of workers from the organised and unorganised sector.”

The Prime Minister reiterated the various efforts by the Government like Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana that have given a kind of security cover to the workers. These schemes have assured the labourers of the recognition of their hard work and contribution.

“The Emergency Credit Guarantee Scheme, according to a study, saved 1.5 crore jobs during the pandemic. We are seeing that just as the country supported its workers in their time of need, in the same way, the workers have put their full strength into recovering from this epidemic,” he said.