Director General, SCOPE INDIA
(Speech delivered at ILOs 104 plenary session at Geneva Switzerland in June 2015)
Thanks chair for pronouncing my name almost correctly I am U D Chaubey.
Distinguished persons of the dais, participants, hon’ble minster of Gujarat and my colleagues from India. It is my privilege to speak for such a large audience in this beautiful city of Geneva having ornamental necklace of the beautiful lake around.
Sir the opening remark of president of the Governing council and also the Director General have opened the tone of tripartite summit in this hall.
The DG agenda is balanced, contextual and relevant and provides a lot to deliberate but before I touch, I must convey the sympathy of 125 billion of people of India their emotion and sentiment to our neighbouring country Nepal which was sunder devastating earthquake recently .India reached there first with all cooperation and sympathy there.
Sir before touching other points since time is limited I would say that subdued economy is on the path of recovery and it has started return journey, it appears economy is poised for a change there is hope, optimism; we are waiting for better days.
In general agenda of M ICRO AND Small enterprises sector in formal sector and above our social security holds the key. More than 90 per cent of enterprises of SME and in this 90 per cent 60 per cent account for private employment. Focus attention is required to address their issues be it technology, production, R&D, innovation, financial accessibility through micro financing and skilled manpower and above all Supply chain management.
Sir informal sector employ around 60 to 90 per cent workforce in the developing and under developed countries and they are falling of decent work, lower productivity, and hazardous working condition and under employment are the key challenges to this sector.
The number of informal sector worker is falling day by day due to inability of formal sector to create quality job. A two pronged strategy is required
1. Improving the condition of the formal sector through social security, skill development, safety and health
2. Reviewing and restructuring institutional framework of the formal sector enterprises.
If we do not forward time will tell us to come forward forcefully
Sir I want to pledge two important issues
Skill development and migration of labour both require employability
Skill deficiency not only makes the valued labour force redundant but also hampers the economy at large
ILO must channelize and I repeat highest resource on skill development across the countries. Multilateral agreements must be signed to create skill corridor for migration of labour freely across the world
The policy of protectionism followed by so many nations must be reviewed to have a free movement of labour across the globe. They must be allowed just like migratory birds and I can tell give them just a place to stand they will change your economy and they will change your ecology as well.
Well social protection and social justice are core objectives of ILO India supports both an have protected and have provided over 60 million workers with minimum wages and adequate social security.
Sir I would like to draw your attention to Millennium development program too much to do under this program as committed in UN In the year 2000. Last point is environmental protection and climate change both environment and climate have not been bestowed our forefathers but by has been borrowed by the new generation to come, let them give a well-protected environment and climate of its own. Innovation has a great role and I am happy that this repeatedly done.
With this I want to conclude and thank chair once again and that all to my participants, I think more than 70 per cent attendance is adequate here. Thank you
LONG LIVE ILO and long live India a land of Mahatma Gandhi. u