Trivandrum: The next time you are confronted with the ‘Nokkukooli’ problem in Kerala, you can call the Labour Department’s 24 hour helpline on 155300-3 (0471-155300-3 from mobile phones) to register your grievance and get help. In fact using this helpline, you can take up any labour related issue directly with the State Labour Minister’s office.
Interacting with the media after launching the Labour Helpline in Thiruvananthapuram today, the Minister for Labour, Shri Shibu Baby John said, “This is a solution for the labour problems in Kerala. We cannot change overnight a practice that has been there for ages. It will take some time but the UDF Government is serious about this issue which has been a bane for Kerala. We will publish the unified rate card proposed as per the new Labour Policy. This will be easily available and also published online, so that the common man is aware of the rates. This would help them avoid the exorbitant charges levied by labour unions, especially while shifting household goods.”
The Minister also launched his official (minister-labour.kerala.gov.in) and personal (shibubabyjohn.in) websites along with the website of the Labour Commissionerate (lc.kerala.gov.in). The Labour Helpline and the websites are part of the 100 days programme announced by the Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy, when the UDF Government came to power in may 2011. Going one step ahead of the CM’s website, the Labour Minister’s website will have live streaming from the Minister’s Residence Office along with the Official Chamber and the Minister’s Office.
The official website gives details about the portfolios being held by the Minister – Labour & Rehabilitation, Employment & Training, Factories & Boilers, Insurance Medical Service, Industrial Tribunals and Labour Courts. Information about the proposed 100 days programme, achievements during the first 30 days in office, etc are also given on the website. There is also a provision to mail the Minister.
Kerala IT News
PS: Click here to see the head load workers’ rates in Thiruvananthapuram District with effect from December 01, 2010.