The Labor & Employment division of FICCI deals with the issues of labor and Industrial Relations, Social Security and Health and Safety at the work place. This apart, the division also deals with the issues related to Affirmative Action in private sector, vocational skills assessment & certification and Private ITIs. The Labor and IR issues are looked after by an allied body of FICCI called ‘All India Organization of Employers (AIOE), which represents employers and industry in the tripartite setup of the Ministry of Labor and Employment, Government of India to evolve labor and social policies.
At a broader level, the division endeavors to improve the vocational training framework in the country through policy level interventions. It also assesses and certifies vocational skills of youth to bridge the skill gap in labor market; and promotes the cause of Affirmative Action in private sector so that people from disadvantages sections of the society (SC/ST) could realize their full potential and contribute in the process of nation building.
At micro level, the division recognizes the potential of Private ITIs in the process of preparing a pool of skilled labor, and strives for leveraging their strength through a national level association called NAVTP.
The division, as part of its affirmative action initiatives, is also engaged in honing market oriented skills of (SC/ST) youth in Sonebhadra district of Uttar Pradesh to brighten their employment prospects.
The division also represents FICCI as a national level assessing body under the MES scheme of the Government of India.