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 - Cabinet Approves Rs 8575 cr East-West Corridor Metro Project in Kolkata, Reforms in Natural Gas Sector | Full Details

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 - Mahila Congress to Distribute 25 Lakh Sanitary Napkins For Migrant Workers' Use in Shramik Special Trains

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 - UP Police Takes Away Metal Pot Full of Mughal-Era Coins Found by Labourers While Digging For Brick Kiln, SHO Makes Absurd Statement

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.