Labour Policies & Vocational Training
Vocational education and training is an important area of Indo-German strategic bilateral partnership. One of India’s biggest challenges as well as advantages is its growing young population. 12 million workforce are entering the labour market every year. They have to be educated and skilled to get productive and decent jobs to improve their livelihood.India targets to skill 400 million workforce till 2022, and Germany is one of its strong partners for this.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aims at a socially and ecologically sustainable way of running business. In Germany, which already has a set of high mandatory social and ecological standards, CSR is an instrument to improve sustainability even further. During the last years a lot of important measures described in the national action plan 2010 have been conducted. The responsible German Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is taking the CSR-process ahead with new initiatives. In India CSR is of high importance as well, regulated through a new “Companies Act” since May 2014.
Occupational Security and Health
India has in recent years gone through a remarkable period of economic growth. Economic growth is very often accompanied by growth of accidents at the work place. The Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment and the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) both follow the aim to promote the safety and health and the social protection of workers. This applies in particular to the construction sector that is considered as one of the most dangerous industries worldwide. DGUV have been in close cooperation with several Partners in India for a couple of years.
German Social Accident Insurance
Occupational Health and Safety in the Construction Industry [pdf, 639.11k]
Cooperation on Social Accident Insurance
Interview with h.c. Karl-Heinz Noetel
Germany is one of India’s most important trading partners and ranks among the top ten foreign investors in this country. Bilateral trade volume between the two countries has grown dynamically during the last decade. This has led to an increase in the exchange of professionals from both countries, thereby creating a need to simplify regulations on social security between the two countries.
Here are some guidelines regarding rules and regulations for non-EU nationals who want to work in Germany. Compiled information on many other practical issues like validity of your driving licence, finding an accomodation and job as well as some common phrases and expressions in German language would be helpful for you.