The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill that seeks to merge 13 central labour laws into a single code which would apply on all establishments employing 10 or more workers.Also Read - Work From Home Culture Likely to Continue in 2022 as Centre Plans to Bring New Guidelines Soon

The proposed Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Bill, 2019, would enhance the coverage of workers manifold, an official release said. Also Read - Breaking: Centre Extends PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana to Provide Free Ration Till March 2022

The decision was taken at the union cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Environment and Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said. Also Read - Govt Clears Rs 25,938 Crore New PLI Scheme For Auto Sector, To Benefit Electric Vehicles, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

The proposed code enhances the coverage of workers manifold as it would be applicable to all establishments employing 10 or more workers, where any industry, trade, business, manufacture or occupation is carried on, including IT establishments or establishments of service sector, the release said.