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Two merchant shipping bills get nod

Shipping Minister said the provisions in the bills are in line with the recommendations of the International Labour Organisation.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
December 3, 2014 2:07:23 am

Parliament Tuesday passed two bills to protect marine environment and to improve the working conditions of seafarers. The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2013 and the Merchant Shipping (Second) Amendment Bill, 2013 were passed in Lok Sabha, a day after these were cleared by Rajya Sabha. “This is in the interest of the country, workers and the shipping industry,” Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said winding up discussion on the two bills.

He said the provisions in the bills are in line with the recommendations of the International Labour Organisation.

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First published on: 03-12-2014 at 02:07:23 am
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