Akhilesh Yadav announces ‘Samajwadi vikas rath yatra’ from Oct 3

Akhilesh hit back over his removal from the party post by stripping Shivpal Yadav of his key ministerial portfolios last night, bringing the family fued in the open.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published:September 14, 2016 9:43 pm
Security guards to get minimum monthly salary of Rs 15,000:Min  New Delhi, Sep 14 (PTI) Security guards will soon need to be given a minimum salary of Rs 15,000 per month, with the government planning to classify them among 'skilled workers', Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said today.  Besides, armed security guards and supervisors will be classified as 'highly skilled' workers, which will entitle them to a minimum monthly wage of Rs 25,000, he added.  The government's move to link some of its flagship programmes such as Skill India, Make in India and Start-up India will help more than 50 lakh security guards.  Speaking at a conclave of private security industry organised by Ficci here, he said the ministry will soon categorise security guards as 'skilled' workers and armed security guards and supervisors as 'highly skilled' workers, which will entitle them a minimum monthly wage of Rs 15,000 and Rs 25,000, respectively.  The government is pursuing labour reforms vigorously, which is part of the larger goal to link key flagship programmes such as Skill India, Make in India and Start-up India, the minister said.  "This will not only bring enhanced wages to over 50 lakh security personnel currently engaged in the private security space, but will also provide social cover to over 2.5 crore of their family members," Dattatreya noted.  The decision will also enable private security agencies to recruit, train and employ quality workforce for the sector, which has been a demand of all stakeholders such as security agencies, corporations and the public, he added.  As part of its simplification exercise, the ministry is amalgamating 44 central labour laws into four codes, which will be referred to the Cabinet shortly.  Dattatreya expressed hope that a Bill to this effect will be introduced in the next session for parliamentary approval.  The four codes relate to wages, industrial relations, social security and working conditions and health and safety. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. (File)

A day after being removed from the post of Samajwadi Party state president, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday announced that he would take out a ‘Samajwadi vikas rath yatra’ (chariot march) from October 3.

“From Oct 3, Samajwadi Vikas rath Yatra – Vikas se vijay ki ore,” Akhilesh announced through his twitter handle with a picture in which he is seen sitting inside a bus.

It is seen as a move to counter uncle Shivpal Yadav, who has been appointed as the new state president of the party in his place.

Akhilesh hit back over his removal from the party post by stripping Shivpal Yadav of his key ministerial portfolios last night, bringing the family fued in the open.

Though details of the yatra are not yet known, it is expected that through this programme, Akhilesh will highlight development works initiated by his government.

Earlier, in the day when asked about CM face for 2017, Shivpal in Saifi said, “it will be decided by the party’s parliamentary board and netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadavl)”.