Labour Ministry plans to set up office in J&K

The Union Labour Ministry plans to set up its office in Jammu-Kashmir to serve Jammu, Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh regions, Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said.

Speaking to reporters in Hyderabad, the union minister said it was not there earlier in Jammu, Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh.

"Now, we will open our office there," he said.

Gangwar was asked about the meeting of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) of Employees Provident Fund held in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

"(It was a) regular meeting. It is called CBT board. It has a normal agenda. There would be no specific agenda," he said.