Mar 12

Labor Law in India


Effect Of International Labor Organization (ILO) On Indian Labor Laws

India is an originator individual from the International Labor Organization, which appeared in 1919. At present the ILO has 175 Members. A remarkable component of the ILO is its tripartite character. The enrollment of the ILO guarantees the development of tripartite framework in the Member nations. At each level in the Organization, Governments are connected with the two other social accomplices, to be specific the laborers and managers. All the three gatherings are spoken to on all the deliberative organs of the ILO and offer obligation in directing its work. The three organs of the ILO are:

Worldwide Labor Conferences: – General Assembly of the ILO – Meets each year in the month of June.

Administering Body: – Executive Council of the ILO. Meets three times in a year in the months of March, June and November.

Worldwide Labor Office: – A perpetual secretariat.

The work of the Conference and the Governing Body is supplemented by Regional Conferences, Regional Advisory Committees, Industrial and Analogous Committees, Committee of Experts, Panels of Consultants, Special Conference and gatherings, and so forth.
The following are enforced and implemented by Central and State Governments

1. The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948

2. The Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act,1952

3. The Dock Workers (Safety, Health and Welfare) Act, 1986

4. The Mines Act, 1952

5. The Iron Ore Mines, Manganese Ore Mines and Chrome Ore Mines Labor Welfare (Cess) Act, 1976

6. The Iron Ore Mines, Manganese Ore Mines and Chrome Ore Mines Labor Welfare Fund Act, 1976

7. The Mica Mines Labor Welfare Fund Act, 1946

8. The Beedi Workers Welfare Cess Act, 1976

9. The Limestone and Dolomite Mines Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1972

10. The Cine Workers Welfare (Cess) Act, 1981

11. The Beedi Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1976

12. The Cine Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1981

13. The Child Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.

14. The Building and Other Constructions Workers’ (Regulation of

Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996.

15. The Contract Labor (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970.

16. The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.

17. The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

18 The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.

19. The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979.

20. The Labor Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Act, 1988

21. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

22. The Minimum Wages Act, 1948

23. The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965

24. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972

25. The Payment of Wages Act, 1936

26. The Cine Workers and Cinema Theater Workers (Regulation of

Employment) Act, 1981

27. The Building and Other Construction Workers Cess Act, 1996

28. The Apprentices Act, 1961
29. The Employers’ Liability Act, 1938

30. The Factories Act, 1948

31. The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961

32. The Personal Injuries (Compensation Insurance) Act, 1963

33. The Personal Injuries (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1962

34. The Plantation Labor Act, 1951

35. The Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of Service) Act, 1976

36. The Trade Unions Act, 1926

37. The Weekly Holidays Act, 1942

38. The Working Journalists and Other Newspapers Employees

(Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955

39. The Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923

40. The Employment Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959

41. The Children (Pledging of Labour) Act 1938

42. The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976

43. The Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966

Part Of The National Commission On Labor

Work enactments have additionally been molded and affected by the proposals of the different National Committees and Commissions, for example, First National Commission on Labor (1969) under the Chairmanship of Justice Gajendragadkar, National Commission on Rural Labor (1991), Second National Commission on Labor (2002) under the Chairmanship of Shri Ravindra Varma and so on and legal affirmations on labor related matters particularly relating to least wages, fortified labor, youngster labor, contract labor and so on.
The First National Commission on Labor was constituted on 24.12.1966 which presented its report in August, 1969 after nitty gritty examination of all parts of work issues, both in the sorted out and sloppy area. The requirement for setting up of the Second National Commission on Labor was felt because of limitless changes happening in the economy amid the most recent three decades particularly in the nineties because of globalization, liberalization and privatization.

The Second National Commission on Labor was given two point terms of reference:

i) To recommend justification of existing laws identifying with work in the composed segment; and

ii) To recommend an umbrella enactment for guaranteeing a base level of security to the laborers in the disorderly segments;

The Commission presented its Report to the Government on 29.06.2002. The Commission has thoroughly secured different parts of work and given suggestions identifying with survey of laws, government managed savings, ladies and kid work, compensation, expertise advancement, work organization, disorderly area and so forth.

The suggestions of Second National Commission on Labor between alia, included – (i) presentation of umbrella enactment for specialists in the chaotic division and rural work, (ii) accentuation on up-degree and advancement of aptitude of workforce via preparing/retraining of specialists, (iii) support of little scale commercial ventures, agri-business and provincial segment for higher vocation era, (iv) bringing attitudinal change and change in the mentality and work society where the business and the laborer work as accomplices with accentuation on participative administration, (v) combination of government disability enactments and foundation of standardized savings framework, (vi) cancellation of tyke work , and so on.

The Ministry of Labor had held meetings and collaborations with the specialists delegates, managers’ associations, specialists, experts and so on. The proposals of the Commission were examined in the 38th Session of Indian Labor Conference hung on 28-29 September 2002, a National Seminar on Unorganized Sector Workers hung on 7-8 November 2002, Tripartite Committee meeting hung on 18-19 February 2003, and Consultative Committee Meetings of Ministry of Labor hung on 07.02.2003 and 30.4.2003. The suggestions had again been talked about in the 39th Session of Indian Labor Conference hung on 16-18 October, 2003. While doing the changes in labor laws, the proposals of Second National Commission on Labor are likewise mulled over.

Source: The Planning Commission of India

Indian Labor Laws – Review By ASSOCHAM

Indeed, even following 17 years of globalization, India has yet to destroy Inspector Raj for SSI segment where the quantities of reviewers have fairly expanded from 20 to around 40 by end of 2008, as per The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). By the way, changed and Reformed `Red Books’ presently accommodate half shortening in quantities of auditors for other division however SSIs which produce expansive occupation, contribute significantly to fares spread 38% and assembling is exceptionally directed by examiners and cause greatest provocation to them, ASSOCHAM investigation further uncovers. The Chamber refered to an illustration of sustenance handling industry which used to be directed by 100 auditors 17 years back, their numbers have lessened to 46. The bound together Food Law which is arrangement of 9 laws, ordered in 2007 is fundamentally in charge of gigantically diminishing the quantity of overseers for nourishment preparing industry for which the credit ought to go to the Ministry of Food Processing and its Minister, Subodh Kant Sahay.

The Factory Act of 1948 would accommodate taking obligatory permitting regardless of the possibility that a business person needed to begin producing at minor scale, today there is no such condition and this happened for the most part as a result of move procedure of liberalization remained industry-accommodating, called attention to the ASSOCHAM. Another case for instance is again nourishment preparing industry in which before order of Unified Food Law, the industry would be subjected to various examiners, for example, Weighing Inspector and Inspectors for ISI, Corporation, Health, Hygiene and even Medical and so on. Today, these divisions are analyzed by not more than 2 monitors. Despite what might be expected, the SSI segment which would overcome upwards of 20 reviewers more than 17 years back is currently subjected to investigators checking whose number have gone past 40, says the ASSOCHAM examination. 17 years back is currently subjected to numerous different examinations which incorporate one separate assessor to screen their register of workers, records, monetary record and on tax collection fronts especially the administration charge overseer. In like manner, numerous more ranges were included which the SSI area is subjected to dull reviews.

Notwithstanding, the SSI area keeps on staying under the tight hold of assessor raj which should be turned out with progression of liberalization. This did not happen in light of the fact that the vast majority of states oversee the SSI area and governments never took particular activities for lessening the quantity of controllers. The examination depends on criticism coming to Chamber Secretariat specifically from its individuals, be it producing, nourishment preparing and SSIs. Notwithstanding acquiring of permit is no more required to begin mechanical operations in any area other than those enrolled in the touchy rundown which incorporate protection, vital cooperation and to some degree telecom, common flying and protection. This change has occurred as government realized different notices and alterations in some sense to model laws. The SSI division which would experience examinations from extract, traditions, banks, protection, PF, PPF and record auditors, 16 years prior is presently subjected to numerous different investigations which incorporate one separate examiner to screen their register of workers, records, asset report and on tax assessment fronts especially the administration charge assessor. In like manner, numerous more regions were included which the SSI segment is subjected to dull reviews.

In addition, the Factory Act 1948, Minimum Wages Act 1948, Payment of Bonus Act 1965, Employment Exchange Compulsory Notification of Vacancies Act 1959, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981 together give strengthening to government offices and different state governments to still manage the SSI division.