Under India’s G20 Presidency, Labor and Employment Ministers’ Meeting (LEMM) was organized in Indore on July 21, 2023, Friday.The meeting was chaired by Union Labor and Employment Minister, Bhupendra Yadav. The meeting witnessed participation from 165 delegates including 24 ministers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also graced the meeting through his virtual address.
In his video message, PM Modi said, “In this era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, technology has become the main driver of employment and will continue to be so. Fortunately, this meeting is being held in a country like India, which has had the experience of creating a large number of technology-related jobs during such technology-driven transformations in the past.” The Prime Minister added, “I am sure you will convey a strong message today for the welfare of all workers around the world. I wish you a fruitful and successful meeting through all of you.
The 4thmeeting of the Employment Working Group was held in Indore, on July 19-20 ahead of the Ministers’ Meeting.The meeting witnessed deliberations on employment challenges being faced globally, and the outcome document. During the inaugural session of the Employment Working Group meeting, Aarti Ahuja, Secretary, of the Ministry of Labor and Employment and Chairperson of the G20 EWG, welcomed the delegates and summarized the discussions and achievements made during the last three EWG meetings. The meeting began with the delegates carrying forward the discussions of the previous meetings. Further, a presentation on e-Labour and the National Career Service (NCS) portal, the world’s largest database of unorganized workers was shared by India.
The delegates also visited the historic Mandu Fort during this meeting.