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Committee to implement labour laws at games sites


New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Wednesday appointed a four-member committee to ensure implementation of labour laws at the construction sites for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

The court appointed the labour commissioner and the labour secretary of the Delhi government, former Indian ambassador to the US Arundhati Ghosh and special rapporteur of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Lakshmidhar Mishra as members of the committee.

The court has asked the committee to meet Feb 8 to ensure implementation of the Labour Law Act.

The court Jan 27 had issued notices to the central government, Delhi government, Sports Authority of India and all concerned civic agencies after hearing a petition filed by the Peoples Union for Democratic Rights, which stated that as many as 49 workers had died due to harsh and miserable working conditions.