Bandaru Dattatreya,the Union Minister of State(IC) Labour and Employment met media persons after the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting that concluded here today. Briefing the media ,the Minister said that India organized the BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers’ Meeting in New Delhi under the Indian Presidency. Over the course of two days fruitful discussions were held on areas of common labour and employment issues. The BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Declaration has been adopted at the end of these discussions.
India is encouraged by the presence of International Organisations in this meeting of BRICS Labour Ministers. India is also extremely happy that as a presidency initiative and in the best tradition of tripartism and social dialogue ,India could associate BRICS national social partners to this forum. In a very constructive special session issues of employment generation, sustainable development, social security and decent work which are relevant for India were raised. The Social partners, both from Employers’ side as well as the workers’ side actively participated and made constructive interventions. The Lead Organisations from the Employers’ and employees’ side , i.e. Council of Indian Employers and Bhartiya Majdoor Sangh coordinated with their counterparts from BRICS Nations, had discussions on 26th November to formulate their views.