MoS (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
BANDARU DATTATREYA’S MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT is still the introduction of the Universal Account Number (UAN) in 2014 and connecting it to the Employees Provident Fund Organisation. UAN acts as an umbrella for the multiple IDs allotted to an individual and ensures transparent and efficient services. His ministry has amended several laws like the Child Labour Amendment Act, Bonus Amendment Act, Maternity Benefit Amendment Act, Employee Compensation Act and Payment of Wages Amendment Act. Administrative reforms include increasing minimum wages across sectors and starting the Shram Suvidha portal. In the works is distilling 44 labour laws into four labour codes. But employers are not pleased with the pace of labour reforms.