India pushes for more flexible work and empowerment for women

Flexible workplaces, a WFH ecosystem and flexi-work hours can all boost the participation of women on the labour front, says the Prime Minister.
By: | August 29, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made this comment in his recent virtual address during the labour ministry’s conference of state labour ministers and secretaries in Tirupati.

In his address, he called for the “complete participation of women in every sphere” and added, “By utilising the power of women, India can achieve its goals faster. We need to think of the measures we can take to include women in emerging sectors.”

He also said the Indian labour force, especially its women workers, will help India achieve its goals in the labour sector in line with “Vision 2047” as he doubled down on the social security measures being taken by the government to ensure the welfare of the labour force.

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The PM also said that India’s success in the 21st Century will depend on how well the country utilises its demographic dividend. “We can create high-quality, skilled workforce to make the most of global opportunities. India is also signing migration and mobility partnership agreements with several countries in the world, he said, according to Times of India.