Union Labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya will be leaving for Geneva tomorrow to participate in the 106th meeting of the International Labour Organisation from June 12-16. “During the ILO Conference I would deliver address on June 12 marking the World Child Labour Day. The next day, I will address Non Aligned Movement (NAM) countries, Indian Event on Child Labour and ASPAG meeting (Asia Pacific Group of ILO),” he told reporters here. He would address the ILO Conference and G-20 Countries meet on June 14 and the ILO plenary session on June 16. The Minister will also hold bilateral talks with labour ministers of eight countries. During the ILO conference, India will be hosting an event on Child Labour. Dattatreya also said as per the recent rule passed by the Parliament, children under 14 years of age are not be allowed to work at any place while those under 18 years are prevented from working in hazardous industries as per the ILO 138 and 182 conventions.
The Minister further said India is implementing technology mode governance in administration and lot of changes and reforms have taken place in the labour ministry during the past three years. According to Dattatreya, Medical Council of India (MCI) has given permission to ESI Medical College for 2nd year admissions and permission to start Dental College at Gulbarga in Karnataka. He said six medical colleges and two dental colleges are run by the ESIC across the country. The six medical colleges are located at Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Joka, Faridabad, Chennai and Gulbarga and the dental colleges are at Delhi and Gulbarga.