UPSC 2017: Best of PIB – March 27

E-Cinepramaan to censor corruption

The features of online film certification are

  • The status of each application would be visible online in the dashboard of the producer/concerned CBFC official
  • In case of short films/promos/trailers less than 10 minutes, even for Examination purposes also, the producer need not visit the Office/Theatre. They can merely submit their creations online
  • For films longer than 10 minutes, the applicant will only have to show the film at the Examining theatre and will not have to visit the CBFC Offices at all except to collect their certificates
  • The producer/applicant would be informed by SMS/e-mail of the status of their application and any action needed, beginning from the receipt of application to the certificate collection
  • The transparency in the system and elimination of middle men would mitigate chances of any corruption and would also avoid allegations of jumping the queue or rigging up of Examination committees
  • The implementation of QR code on the certificates would eliminate chances of fraudulent certificates
  • The system envisages a robust MIS system for performance tracking and efficient reporting
  • The system has inbuilt alerts depending on the pendency of the application to ensure that time limits prescribed by the Rules are not violated
  • Simultaneously, a new CBFC Website has also been developed bringing in new user friendly features and important information at the click of a button
  • The Film Facilitation Office (FFO)established by the Ministry in Nov 2015 provided Single window clearance to facilitate film shootings by foreign film makers in India

 

Draft National Policy for Domestic workers under consideration

The draft National Policy for Domestic workers is under consideration of the Government. The salient features of the Policy are as under

  • Inclusion of domestic workers in the existing legislations
  • Domestic workers will have the right to register as workers with the State Labour Department. Such registration will facilitate their access to rights & benefits accruing to them as workers.
  • Right to form their own associations, trade unions
  • Right to have minimum wages, access to social security, protection from abuse, harassment, violence
  • Right to enhance their professional skills
  • Protection of domestic workers from abuse and exploitation who are recruited to work abroad
  • Domestic Workers to have access to courts, tribunals, etc.
  • Establishment of a mechanism for regulation of placement agencies

 

The measures taken up by the Ministry of Labour& Employment 
to promote Country’s performance in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ 
  • Registration process for EPFO and ESIC are fully online on real time basis
  • Common Registration Service, for registration under 5 Central Labour Laws, has been provided on e-biz Portal
  • Shram Suvidha Portal, launched by the Ministry on 16.10.2014, has facilitated Single Online Annual Return under 9 Central Labour Acts
  • The ShramSuvidha Portal also provides facility for Common Monthly Return for EPFO and ESIC
  • Ministry has also notified “Ease of Compliance to maintain Registers under various Labour Laws Rules, 2017” on 21st February 2017 which has in effect replaced the 56 Registers/Forms prescribed under 9 Central Laws and Rules made thereunder into 5 common Registers/Forms.  This will save efforts, costs and lessen the compliance burden by various establishments