New Delhi: Here comes a piece of good news for the workers of the state, as the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday has given its nod to set up a commission for the welfare of workers. An announcement to this effect was made by state minister Sidharth Nath Singh. Also Read - 'Goondaraj in UP': Opposition Targets Yogi Government After 8 Policemen Killed in Kanpur

He said that the proposal was approved during a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Also Read - Who is Vikas Dubey, UP's Most-Wanted Criminal Behind Killing of 8 Policemen in Kanpur?

With the setting up of the commission, Uttar Pradesh becomes the first state in the country to safeguard the interests of its workers and labourers. Also Read - Eight Policemen, Including Deputy SP, Killed After Criminals Open Fire in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur

Named as the UP Kamgar Shramik Sevayojan Avam Rozgar Aayog, the commission will have an executive board and district-level committees.

The minister said that at the state-level, the CM will be its chairman and the minister for labour its convener.

It will have ministers for industrial development and micro, small and medium enterprises as vice-presidents, Singh said.

Ministers for agriculture, rural development, panchayati raj and urban development will be its members.