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Draft Notification of the Ease of Compliance to Maintain Registers under various Labour Laws Rules, 2016- inviting comments from stakeholders

Ministry of Labour and Employment, Notification No. G.S.R. 1048(E) dated the 4th November, 2016

Whereas for the ease of, and for the expedient compliance of the requirements of the various labour related laws referred to herein and for the purpose of maintaining combined registers for all such laws, it has become essential to frame separate rules for the said purpose;

And whereas the intention to provide such combined register is to sub-serve the purposes, more specifically electronically, of the said labour related laws and the rules made thereunder, wherein provisions have been made for maintenance of such registers;

And whereas combined registers provided under the proposed rules will facilitate ease of compliance, maintenance and inspection, and will also make the information provided thereunder easily accessible to the public through electronic means thereby increasing transparency;

And whereas making separate rules for the aforementioned purpose will benefit making references of registers provided under different labour related laws simple, which will serve public purpose in a better way;

And whereas to achieve the aforementioned purposes, the following draft of the Ease of Compliance to Maintain Registers under various Labour Laws Rules, 2016, which the Central Government proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by,-
(a) section 62 of the Building and Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 (27 of 1996) and after consultation with the expert committee;(b) section 35 of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (37 of 1970);
(c) section 13 of the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 (25 of 1976);
(d) section 35 of the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 (30 of 1979);
(e) section 58 read with section 59 of the Mines Act, 1952 (35 of 1952) and after complying with the requirements of sub-section (4) of said section 59;
(f) section 29 and section 30 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948);
(g) section 26 of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 (4 of 1936);
(h) section 12 of the Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of Service) Act, 1976 (11 of 1976); and
(i) section 20 of the Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955 (45 of 1955);
and section 23 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (X of 1897) read with Chapter III of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000), is hereby published for the information of all persons likely to be affected thereby; and notice is hereby given that the said draft rules will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of three months from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette in which this notification is published are made available to the public;

Objections or suggestions, if any, may be addressed to the Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 110001;

Objections or suggestions, which may be received from any person with respect to the said draft rules before the expiry of the period specified above, will be considered by the Central Government. 



Draft of the Ease of Compliance to Maintain Registers under various Labour Laws Rules, 2016 is available here in both Hindi and English version - Link

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