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Foreign Workers in India

The Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya has said that the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued guidelines for grant of Employment Visa on 30th September 2010 stipulating that a foreign national being sponsored for an Employment Visa in any sector should draw a salary in excess of US $ 25,000 per annum. This floor limit will not apply to: (a) Ethnic cooks, (b) Language teachers (other than English language teachers)/ translators and ( c ) Staff working for the concerned Embassy/High Commission in India.



In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya said that Ministry of External Affairs has informed that the data on the estimated average income of such foreigners working in various sector, sector-wise is not maintained centrally.

The Minister said that the 12th Five Year Plan projects 5 crore new work opportunities to be generated in the non-farm sector and provide skill certification to equivalent numbers.

He said that the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has been established to coordinate the skill activities across Ministries.

The Minister said that in order to improve the employability of youth, 21 Ministries run skill development schemes across 73 sectors. According to the data compiled by National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), about 76.37 lakh persons were given skill development training in the year 2013-14 under these schemes.

He said that Ministry of Labour & Employment is also contributing in this direction by enhancing the number of ITI s to 11,964 (Govt. 2284 & Pvt. 9680) which impart Vocational Courses certified by National Council for Vocational Training. It has also revamped apprenticeship training scheme.
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Medical Colleges Under ESIC

The Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya has said that the list of medical colleges approved by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)   is at Annex.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya said that four ESIC medical Colleges have already been started at the following locations:-

i.     Rajajinagar, Bangalore from academic session 2012-13.

ii.    Gulbarga, Karnataka from academic session 2013-14.

iii.   K.K. Nagar, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) from academic session 2013-14.

iv.  Joka, Kolkata (West Bengal) from academic session 2013-14.


The Minister said that admissions to the above ESIC Medical Colleges are  done as per following policy/quotas:

1.     All India Quota – 15% seats- To be filled as per the policy and procedure of the Central Government.

2.     State Government Quota – Percentage of seats   as per State Government policy applicable to  ‘non-minority self financed’ institutions- To be filled as per the policy and procedure of the State Government

3.     ESIC Management Quota – Balance seats after (1) & (2) above, for ‘Wards of Insured Persons (IPs)’ on All India basis to be filled through merit cum preference basis.

ANNEX

Statement referred to in reply to part (a) & (d) of Lok Sabha Un-starred Question 3542 for 15.12.2014 by Shri D.S. Rathod  and Shri K. Parasuraman regarding Medical College under ESIC.              

LIST OF APPROVED ESIC MEDICAL COLLEGE  PROJECTS


Sl. No.
States
MEDICAL COLLEGE
UG [MBBS]
1.
Andhra Pradesh
Sanath Nagar,    Hyderabad
2.
Bihar
Bihta , Patna
3.
Delhi
Basaidarapur, New Delhi
4.
Gujarat
Naroda Ahmadabad
5.
Haryana
Faridabad
6
Himachal Pradesh
Mandi
7.
Karnataka
Rajajinagar, Bangalore
Gulbarga
8.
Kerala
Paripally  Kollam
Mavelikkara**
9.
Maharashtra
Mulund , Thane
10.
Madhya Pradesh
Nanda Nagar, Indore
11.
Orissa
Bhubaneswar
12.
Rajasthan
Alwar
Jhunjhunu**
13.
Tamil Nadu
K.K. Nagar, Chennai
Coimbatore
14.
Uttar Pradesh
Kanpur**
15.
Uttarakhand
Haridwar
16.
West Bengal
Joka, Kolkata
Baltikuri, Kolkata


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The three locations were approved by the Corporation with the stipulation that further action to be taken in this regard would be subject to decision of the Corporation on “White paper on Medical Education”. The Corporation authorized its Chairman to constitute a Tri-partite Committee to look into the issue.

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Rural and Urban Employment



The Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya has said that reliable estimates of employment and unemployment are obtained through labour force surveys on employment and unemployment conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSS), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. The survey results categorise employment and unemployment as rural/ urban male/ female, etc. The details of rural and urban employment and unemployment are at Annex-I.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya said that employment generation is both a cause and consequence of economic growth and is impacted by demographic shifts and technological transformations. Under Skill Development Initiatives, panchayats, municipalities and other local bodies are involved in employment generation at the local level in collaboration with Self Help Groups, cooperatives and Non-Governmental Organisations NGOs). Under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), the eligible workers can avail any employment opportunity available to them.

The Minister said that the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India has adopted the cluster development approach as a key strategy for enhancing the  productivity, competitiveness, as well as for boosting employment and capacity building of Micro & Small Enterprises (MSEs) in various sectors including manufacturing sector.

He said that moreover, Government has taken various steps like encouraging private sector of economy, fast tracking various projects involving substantial investment and increasing public expenditure on schemes like Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) run by Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) scheme run by Ministry of Rural Development and National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) run by Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation. Under these schemes, unemployed persons can also be provided employment at near their native places.

Annex-I

Annex referred to in reply to parts (a) & (b) of the Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 3519 for answer on 15.12.2014

State/UT-wise Unemployment rates Rural & Urban (%) usual status (adjusted) and Workforce Participation Rates (%) in the rural and urban areas in the country during 2011-12

Sl. No.
State/UT
Unemployment Rates (%)
Workforce Participation Rates (%)
Unemployment Rates (%)



Rural
Urban
Rural
Urban
Male
Female
1
Andhra Pradesh
1.2
4.3
52.2
36.4
2.4
1.3
2
Arunchal Pradesh
1.7
4.8
38.3
30.3
2.1
2.3
3
Assam
4.5
5.6
34.3
32.9
4.4
5.8
4
Bihar
3.2
5.6
27.5
25.3
2.9
8.9
5
Chhatisgarh
0.8
4.3
48.6
37.6
1.7
0.9
6
Delhi
7.8
3.5
34.2
33.7
3.8
4.2
7
Goa
5.1
4.6
37.8
33.7
4.9
4.8
8
Gujarat
0.3
0.8
44.7
38.4
0.5
0.6
9
Haryana
2.4
4.2
35.6
31.8
3.0
2.4
10
Himchal Pradesh
1.0
4.0
53.3
41.6
1.2
1.3
11
Jammu & Kashmir
2.5
7.0
40.5
33.7
2.7
5.3
12
Jharkhand
2.1
5.1
37.0
28.4
2.4
3.4
13
Karnataka
0.9
2.9
45.0
37.6
1.6
1.4
14
Kerala
6.8
6.1
38.2
36.3
3.0
14.1
15
Madhya Pradesh
0.4
2.6
40.5
32.5
1.0
0.5
16
Maharashtra
0.7
2.3
48.6
36.5
1.3
1.2
17
Manipur
2.6
7.1
38.9
32.2
3.2
4.7
18
Meghalaya
0.4
2.8
45.9
34.0
0.8
0.8
19
Mizoram
1.8
5.0
49.6
36.7
2.5
4.3
20
Nagaland
15.1
23.8
41.0
28.7
16.1
20.7
21
Odisha
2.2
3.5
41.7
38.1
2.5
2.0
22
Punjab
1.9
2.8
40.6
36.8
2.3
1.9
23
Rajasthan
0.7
3.1
42.4
32.6
1.4
0.7
24
Sikkim
1.0
2.3
53.4
45.2
1.4
0.9
25
Tamil Nadu
2.0
2.7
48.5
39.2
2.1
2.7
26
Tripura
10.5
25.2
40.2
31.9
7.0
25.9
27
Uttarakhand
2.5
5.3
38.1
30.5
2.7
3.9
28
Uttar Pradesh
0.9
4.1
33.8
31.7
1.8
1.1
29
West Bengal
2.7
4.8
39.0
40.0
3.2
3.4
30
A & N Island
5.4
8.6
43.2
39.9
2.6
15.1
31
Chandigarh
0.0
6.4
34.9
35.4
5.2
10.1
32
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
0.0
0.0
32.5
36.7
0.0
0.0
33
Daman & Diu
0.0
0.5
42.5
35.5
0.0
1.6
34
Lakshadweep
16.0
11.5
32.2
34.7
7.2
38.6
35
Puducherry
0.8
2.9
36.3
35.0
2.0
2.4

All India
1.7
3.4
39.9
35.5
2.1
2.4



 Source: - NSS Report, 2011-12

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Safety of Workers

The Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya has said that as per the available information from Chief Inspectors of Factories of States/UTs through Directorate General Factories Advice Service and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) and Mine managements through Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), the total number of cases of occupational diseases reported State/UT-wise in factories and mines registered under the Factories Act, 1948 and Mines Act, 1952 during the last three years and current year are given at Annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya said that the Ministry of Labour & Employment declared the National Policy on Safety, Health and Environment at Workplace on 20th February, 2009. The purpose of this National Policy is to establish a preventive safety and health culture in the country through elimination of incidents of work related injuries, diseases, fatalities and disasters and to enhance the well-being of employees in all the sectors of economic activity in the country.  The following steps are taken by the Government to create health awareness amongst the workers/labourers:

(i)          In order to increase the awareness about safety and health issues amongst the mine workers, safety week/fortnight, rescue and first-aid competitions are organized in the mines every year.

(ii)         Safety and health training programmes are organized among Managers and Supervisors for improving safety and health standards in mines and factories.

(iii)         National Safety Awards are granted to mine workers and Prime Ministers’ Safety Awards are granted to the factories workers every year.


Annexure-I

Annexure referred to in reply to parts (a) & (b) of Lok Sabha Unstarred question No. 3464 for answer on 15.12.2014.

State wise details of Occupational Diseases reported in the registered factories under the Factories Act, 1948 for the Year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 (Till 30th June)

Sl. No.
State / UT
Occupational Diseases


2011
2012
2013
2014
(TILL 30th JUNE)
Total
1.      
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
-
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
2.      
Andhra Pradesh
-
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
3.      
Assam
-
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
4.      
Bihar
-
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
5.      
Chandigarh
-
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
6.      
Chhattisgarh
Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Nil
Nil
Nil
14
14
7.      
Daman& Diu and
Dadra& Nagar Haveli
-
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
8.      
Delhi
Occupational Dermatitis
Nil
Nil
Nil
NR
2
9.      
Goa
Silicosis
Nil
Nil
1
Nil
1
10.             
Gujarat
Byssionosis
6
1
1
Nil
24
Noise Induced Hearing Loss
5
2
Nil
98
120
Silicosis
2
1
1
Nil
18
Deafness
7
Nil
Nil
Nil
19
Nasal Septum Perforation
Nil
Nil
6
Nil
8
Pneumoconiosis
Nil
Pneumoconiosis
(silicosis)-12
Nil
Nil
13
Asbestosis
Nil
Nil
Nil
1
22
Dermatitis
Nil
Nil
1
Nil
1
11.             
Haryana
-
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
12.             
Himachal Pradesh
-
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
13.             
Jammu & Kashmir
-
Nil
Nil
NR
NR
Nil
14.             
Jharkhand
Silicosis
Nil
2
Nil
Nil
2
15.             
Kerala
-
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
16.             
Karnataka
-
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
17.             
Meghalaya
-
Nil
Nil
NR
NR
Nil
18.             
Maharashtra
Noise Induced Hearing Loss
5
Nil
Nil
Nil
5
Asbestosis
Nil
2
Nil
2
4
Toxic Nephritis
Nil
Nil
4
Nil
4
Silicosis
Nil
Nil
Nil
4
4
19.             
Manipur
-
Nil
NR
NR
NR
Nil
20.             
Nagaland
-
Nil
Nil

NR
NR
Nil
21.             
Odisha
-
Nil
Nil

Nil
Nil
Nil
22.             
Puducherry
-
Nil
Nil

Nil
NR
Nil
23.             
Punjab
-
Nil
Nil

Nil
Nil
Nil
24.             
Rajasthan
-
Nil
Nil

Nil
Nil
Nil
25.             
Tamil Nadu
Silicosis – Pulmonary Fibrosis
Nil
Nil
3
Nil
3
26.             
Tripura
-
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
27.             
Uttaranchal
-
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
28.             
Uttar Pradesh
-
NR
NR
NR
NR
Nil
29.             
West Bengal
Byssionosis
Nil
Nil
Nil
NA
5
Silicosis
34
Nil
Nil
NA
39
Noise Induced Hearing Loss
297
Nil
55
NA
352
Total
371
35
88
128
726



Note: NR- Data Not Received in DGFASLI.                         NA-  Data Not Available with CIF.

Further the Details of occupational diseases as received from the State of Madhya Pradesh:

Sr. No.
Details
2011
2012
2013
2014
1
Number of workers died due to Silicosis
15
15
16
9
2
Amount  given
312555
356001
620200
156600
3
Number of workers given medical assistance
162
149
153
160
4
Amount of Medical assistance
1600000
1623000
2456400
1297500


Annexure-II

Year
State
Name of disease
Total no. of cases
Silicosis
Coal workers Pneumoconiosis

Noise Induced Hearing Loss
No. of cases
Occupation of affected person
No. of cases
Occupation of affected person
No. of cases
Occupation of affected person

2011
Odisha
1
Operator cum Technical (Gr. S.9)
4





Driver


5
EP Fitter
Shovel Operator
Mining Sirdar
Jharkhand


1
Overman


1
2012
Tamilnadu


3
Addl. Chief manager


3
Tech. III
Tech. III C
Odisha


1
Shovel Operator


1
Chhattisgarh


1
SDL Operator


1
Maharashtra




2
U/G P.R. Worker
2
U/G P.R. Worker
2013
Odisha
1
Jack Hammer operator




2
1
Jack Hammer operator




Karnataka
2
LDBH Machine Operator




2
Loader Operator
2014*
Jharkhand
1
Timberman




1
*  up to 09.12.2014


 











































Annexure referred to in reply to parts (a) & (b) of Lok Sabha Unstarred question No. 3464
 for answer on 15.12.2014.



Details of occupational diseases reported by the mine management to DGMS

 during last three years and current year



Sources- Mine Management.

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