Pay allowance to registered unemployed youth: Centre to states
"The desire of the standing committee of paying unemployment allowances to registered unemployed youth with employment exchanges have been communicated to all states," a standing committee on labour report tabled in Parliament today said.
The action taken by the Labour and Employment Ministry came in the wake of the suggestions of the panel that while some states such as Chhattisgarh, Harayana, Punjab and Kerala are paying unemployment allowances, others should follow suit.
The panel report said the Ministry has also proposed to set up a tripartite committee which will look into the issue relating to private placement agencies and "how to control and regulate their illegitimate activities".
While the panel has expressed concern over some private placement agencies mislead unemployed youths, the Ministry said the issue was being debated at various levels with much "severity".
The committee also drew the attention of the Labour Ministry that the expenditure as compared to the cess collected under the construction workers cess is almost nil in some states while nominal in other.
The Ministry, according to the report, has replied that the Centre was pursuing with the states for speedy implementation of the provisions of the Act governing benefits for construction workers.
While a special group has been constituted under the Labour Secretary to monitor and review implementation of the Act, the Ministry has also informed that the state governments have been asked to workout an
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