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Odisha minister demands ESI medical college in Bhubaneswar


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi, June 26:

Odisha Labour and Employees’ State Insurance minister Prafulla Mallick today demanded the setting up of an ESI Medical College and Hospital in Bhubaneswar and two nursing training schools at Bhawanipatna and Rourkela.

Prafulla Mallick, Minister
Prafulla Mallick, Minister

The Odisha minister placed his demands at a meeting of the Labour ministers of the states convened by Union Labour and Employment minister Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi.

Apart from discussing possible changes in some of the labour laws pertaining to the Central Labour Commission, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation and Directorate General of Mines Safety, the ministry would also hold consultations with the state ministers in developing a national employment policy.

Mallick, who is also Odisha’s Steel & Mines minister, later met Union Steel and Mines minister Narendra Singh Tomar and urged him to allow the Odisha government to collect mineral resources rent tax.

He also reiterated the old demand of the state government to increase the mineral royalty.