In a move that is aimed at furthering its 'Ease of doing business' policy, Maharashtra government has amended the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970 which will help in promoting industries in the state. "This is one of the steps taken to boost the ease of doing business and promoting industries which in turn will increase the employment opportunities and jobs in future," state Labour minister Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar said.
"The labour department has always acted as a parent for the labourers and tried to protect their rights," he added. "At the same time we have to make things easier to accommodate more and more industries to promote 'Make in Maharashtra'. As a government we have been trying to balance between the labourer and contractor or employer and make things work smoothly by safeguarding the basic rights of labourers," said the Minister.