Labour Ministry & BECIL sign agreement to conduct Survey

The “Labour Bureau”, which is an attached office under the Ministry of Labour & Employment had signed an agreement with the “Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL)”, which is an enterprise under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, have signed a service level agreement in order to provide the technical and manpower support to the Labour Bureau.

Highlights

This support from BECIL will help in conducting All India Surveys on Migrant Workers as well as the All-India Quarterly Establishment based Employment Survey (AQEES). This agreement marks the beginning of “IT-enabled surveys” in which surveys by Bureau will be integrated with technology provided by BECIL. This will help in reducing the time taken to complete the surveys by 30-40%.

Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL)

It is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) of Government of India. The PSU provides the broadcast engineering and information technology services across India. It has provided consultancy services to channels like Malayala Manorama and Times TV. It is counted among the client’s media and broadcast companies like Hindustan Times, star TV, Radio Mirchi, and Radio City. It is headquartered in New Delhi.

Labour Bureau

It is an attached office under Ministry of Labour and Employment. The office was set up on October 1, 1946. The bureau does the task of compilation, collection, analysis & dissemination of the statistics regarding the different aspects of labour. It has two main wings established in Shimla & Chandigarh as well as four regional offices in Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Kanpur. It has also established a sub-regional office at Mumbai. The foundation of the bureau was led the “Royal Commission on Labour” in the year 1931 which had emphasised the need of systematic collection of labour statistics.

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