Ministry of Labour (Thailand)
Following the Government's policy on Bureaucratic Reform, the Administrative Procedures Act (No.5), B.E.2545 (2002), revising the Administrative Procedures Act, B.E.2534 (1991) and the Act on Reorganization of Ministries, Ministerial Bureaus and Departments have been enacted and came into force as from 3 October B.E.2545 (2002). The Acts provide for the transfer of functions and personnel of dissolved government units to other units and for the establishment of new departments.
On its part, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has transferred the functions of the Department of Public Welfare to the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. The new Ministry of Labour, therefore, has its main task on labour administration. The Ministry is a strategic unit in the Government's task for national development. Its functions are to provide services in pursuant to Article 86 of the Constitution, B.E.2540 (1997) which requires the Government to promote the employment of people of working ages, protect workers especially child and women workers, organize labour relations system, provide social security and ensure fair payment and to fulfil people' wishes for the Ministry of Labour to be dependable on rendering services in labour administration and solving labour problems.See more