Interim Review of ILO’s Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) Implementation and Planning for the Biennium 2020-21 was held at V.V. Giri National Labour Institute on January 23, 2020.
Smt. Anuradha Prasad, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment chaired the meeting. Mr. Moussa Oumarou, Deputy Director General, International Labour Organization, Shri R.K. Gupta, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Dr. H. Srinivas, Director General, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute and Ms. Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India addressed the meeting. The meeting was attended by nearly 70 senior functionaries representing the government, trade unions, employers’ organization, International Labour Organization, and V.V. Giri National Labour Institute. The representative of trade unions & employers’ organization expressed their view regarding the different dimension of the DWCP Implementation. Dr. S K Sasikumar, Senior Fellow of the Institute coordinated the programme.
The meeting discussed in detail the progress achieved by the Third India Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP: 2018-2022) for the period 2018-19 and key strategies to achieve the three priorities driven by the nine outcomes committed by the ILO constituents in India for the biennium 2020-2021. The three priorities being:
• Priority 1: Promote, adopt and implement international labour standards for protection of workers from unacceptable forms of work
• Priority 2: Create sustainable, inclusive and decent employment for women and the youth, especially those vulnerable to socio-economic and environmental exclusion and in the informal economy
• Priority 3: Tripartite mechanisms work better for protecting rights of workers through promoting labour administration, OSH and social protection.