PM Narendra Modi launches Universal Account Number for EPFO subscribers


NEW DELHI :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced long-awaited labour reform initiatives that will help in easing the economy.

“Prime Minister presided over a function to launch various facilities for workers including UniversalAccount Number (UAN) for EPFO subscribers and a web portal for centralised inspection of firms,” a senior Labour Ministry official said.

Apart from Union Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister of State for Labour and Employment Vishnu Deo Sai, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Sarbananda Sonowal are attending the programme which aims to take forward these initiatives in tandem with the NDA government’s vision of ‘Make in India’.

The government will also unveil revamped Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) for workers in the unorganised sector along with an Apprentice Protsahan Yojana.

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