To simplify and rationalise rules and make the Information Technology (IT) more effective, the Jharkhand government has launched "Ease of Doing Business" initiative in the state, an official said on Sunday.By facilitating things, "Ease of doing business" will bring in more investments to the state and "create more demand for skilled and unskilled manpower", the official told IANS.Increase in demand for manpower will help in increase in wages and skill acquisition ecosystem, he added. The official said the state's labour department is taking multiple initiatives in discussion with stakeholders on labour laws related compliances to improve "Ease of Doing Business".
"Several amendments in applicable acts and rules are underway, which aim to make an investor-friendly environment in the state and ensure compliances for the benefit of workers," he added. According to the official, one of the key initiatives being undertaken by the department is to develop a Comprehensive Labour Management System (CLMS) portal. This portal will enable the entrepreneurs and industrialists to access all departmental services such as licensing, online returns, registration of workers, etc. online. They will be able to apply for registration, renewal of licences and avail other services related to compliance of labour laws, he said.
To better the condition of the workers in the state, the government has launched several initiatives, including the Shram Shakti Pehchan Campaign to register and issue Unorganised Workers Identification Number to provide social security benefits.Several other measures were also announced by Chief Minister Raghubar Das recently on the International Labour Day (May 1).The state government plans to launch an online system for registration and issue of certificate under Jharkhand Shops and Establishment Act, along with a labour manual detailing the inspection process, compliances under various laws and standardised formats for inspection.