Bangladesh labour inspectorate goes digital
The government on Tuesday launched a digitalised application aimed to improve the collection, storage and analysis of labour inspection data of all sectors.
The app, Labour Inspection Management Application (LIMA), is supported by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Improving Working Conditions in the Bangladesh Ready Made Garment Sector programme.
Canada, Netherlands and the United Kingdom funded the development of the app.
State Minister for Labour Md Mujibul Haque was present at the launching ceremony as chief guest at a city hotel.
“LIMA is a milestone in the march towards digital Bangladesh and testament to the commitment of the Government to ensure that every workplace is safe and that the rights of workers are respected,” said the minister.
Some 250 android tablets were handed over to the Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) at the event.
Snehal Soneji, Officer in Charge of the ILO and DIFE IG Shamsuzzaman Bhuiyan, among others, were present.
The app, LIMA is set to make DIFE’s operations more effective by combining its key data gathering and management needs in one platform.
It will also enhance data accessibility and transparency by making certain information available to employers and workers.
It is supposed to also facilitate day-to-day tasks such as factory licence applications or the submission of complaints.