State and Centre to support industry to overcome labour shortage: CICU
Says factories and business houses started operating slowly
Ludhiana: Upkar Singh Ahuja, President and Pankaj Sharma, General Secretary, Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU), Ludhiana jointly said that factories and business houses started operating slowly. It will take time for the business to back on track. Labour will be a major bottleneck for production. CICU urged government to take following activities.
Trains to be started immediately without charges for U.P, Bihar, Uttarakhand to Punjab free of cost, so that labour can able to return.
To facilitate local youth to work in industries, state government must take proactive actions like buses from villages to industrial areas. It will help local youth to get job, knitwear and garments industry worries as summer season they lost business. Winter season orders and supply is not sure. June, July and August is peak season for booking order and production, knitwear and garment industry worried about labour shortage, local women works can get job easily in industry. CICU keeping in view labour shortage advised its members to take following activities to overcome the labour shortage, moreover suggested Govt. few action, which will help industries and Society in large.
20% Local youth to be employed by the industries, 20% women workers to be deployed in factories, 20% reduction in labour through process improvement, Low cost automation etc. CICU endeavour is to bring the business back faster, so that industry in Punjab could survive.
Skill development center established by government are not successful to provide skilled manpower to the industry. Moreover, Skill development budget to be passed to the industry, so that they can train their own manpower.
In the light of above, CICU wrote a letter to CM Punjab and Minister of Ministry of Human Resource to be proactive and support the Industry in tough time.