Represents Employers interest, concerns and views at various tripartite fora of the Ministry of labour, such as Standing Labour Committee, Indian Labour Conference and other industry committees and sub-committees at state and national` levels. EFI also represent employer’s views on Labour Code on Social Securities, Labour Code on Industrial Relations and Labour Code of Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, 2018 at Ministry of Labour and Employment.
EFI has represented employers’ side in various meetings coordinated by Ministry of Labour and Employment e.g. Amendment to Contract Labour Act, Amendment to Industrial Employment Standing Orders Act, Amendment to Employees Provident Fund Act, etc.
In such meetings advocacy on behalf of employers plays significant and decisive roles e.g
A) A proposal by EPFO to amend the Definition of Wages which would have steeply increased employers contribution cost has been put on shelf by the EPFO.
B) The EPFO has agreed to reduce the cost of administrative charges from 0.65% to 0.50% of the wage bill of an employer. This amendment alone promises to save more than Rs. 700 crores for all the employers across the country, at the current level of wages.
C) Amendment to definition of contract workmen in the Contract Labour (R&A) Act which would have resulted in confusion and thereby unnecessary litigation has been shelved.
3) Information dissemination: Important judicial & policy pronouncements on labour matters, cost of living index, and daily news bulletin related to HR / IR / ER / ILO information & labour economics.