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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday at Labour Ministers conference said that flexible work hours, particularly for women will be the future need along with flexible workplaces and work-from-home. The Prime Minister informed emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme for small and medium industries saved 1.5 crore jobs during Covid-19 pandemic, according to news agency PTI report.

India could achieve the targeted goals faster by making use of women power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday even as he called for thoughts on what more could be done for the women workforce, particularly in the emerging sectors, in line with the Vision 2047 being prepared by the Union Ministry of Labour. 

While delivering his inaugural address via a video link to the two-day national conference of labour ministers and secretaries of states and Union Territories here, the Prime Minister noted that women power could be put to good use by adopting flexible work hours, which was the future need, according to news agency PTI report.

“Flexible workplaces, work-from-home ecosystem and flexible work hours are the future need. We can necessarily use systems like flexible workplaces for creating opportunities for the women workforce," the PM said, recalling the points he made in his Independence Day address. 

The Prime Minister emphasised on the need for taking quick decisions, and also implementing them at a brisk pace, so as to take advantage of the ongoing fourth Industrial Revolution. “India lagged behind in deriving benefits of the first three Industrial Revolutions but we need to change in tune with the changes in the nature of jobs," he observed. 

Referring to the growth of online markets and services, the Prime Minister said right policies and efforts would make India a global leader in the domain, while adding that the country's success in the 21st Century depended on making good use of its demographic dividend. “We can take advantage of global opportunities by creating a high-quality skilled workforce," he added. PM Modi said India was signing migration and mobility partnership agreements with many countries of the world and asked all the states to take advantage of these opportunities, as per report.

(With inputs from PTI)

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