Comparing a domestic help with a government service holder, the junior minister said domestic helps should be given equal rights.
He said: “If a government employee has right of eight-hour working day, a domestic worker must have that right..
“I think repression on domestic helps has decreased significantly during the tenure our time,” he also said.
“Now domestic helps who had no legal coverage against torture earlier enjoy some kind of legal protection. A policy has been outlined recently to remove the torture on them. A strict law will be passed soon in this regard,” the minister said.
He claimed the government has ensured all facilities for domestic helps.
The minister criticised NGOs those do not work for welfare of the poor people.
Among others, the discussion was addressed by Joint Secretary Khandokar Mostan Hossain, Syed Ahmed and Deputy Commissioner Kazi Ashraf Uddin.