Cabinet give positive signal for modification in labour law

YarnsandFibers News Bureau, 2014-07-31 11:00:00 - New Delhi

News Tags: Apprenticeship Act 1961, attract investments, employee interest, Factories Act 1948, Labour Laws, Labour laws 1988, textiles and garments, Union Cabinet

New Delhi

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to three outmoded labour laws that is the Factories Act 1948, the Apprenticeship Act 1961 and Labour Laws which exempted from furnishing returns and maintaining of registers by certain establishments 1988, that acted as an obstacle to faster growth and hurt employee interests.
 
This is the first step and is perhaps the biggest reforms in nearly 44 years. It is a huge step and gives positive signal about the government’s intention to attract investment.
 
The cabinet has approved amendments which is a valiant reform to help attract investments and improve the ease of doing business in the country.

The amendment to the Factories Act 1948 is expected allow women for night duty with adequate safety and provision for transport after work. This is expected to help several sectors such as textiles and garments.
 
It also aimed to increase the overtime hours from the current ceiling of 50 hours per quarter to 100 hours per quarter. The amendment also proposes this limit to be increased to a maximum of 125 hours per quarter in public interest with the approval of state government.
 
The amendments also seeks to ensure safer work environment for employees in hazardous environment as well as provision of canteen facilities in respect of factories employing 200 or more workers instead of the present stipulation of 250 workers.
 
It also provides for shelters or restrooms and lunchrooms in factories employing 75 or more workers instead of the present stipulation of 150 workers.
 
The amendment to the apprenticeship act 1961 is expected to help in skill development and training. The move is aimed at providing flexibility to firms on hiring apprentices and removing restrictive clauses for employers.
 
The Narendra Modi administration has undertaken to revive the economy and the manufacturing sector to create jobs and experts said that the reforms in labour laws is expected to lead in investments and deepen industrial activity.
 
But the government needs to put in place system to implement the new reforms approved.

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News Tags: Apprenticeship Act 1961, attract investments, employee interest, Factories Act 1948, Labour Laws, Labour laws 1988, textiles and garments, Union Cabinet

New Delhi

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to three outmoded labour laws that is the Factories Act 1948, the Apprenticeship Act 1961 and Labour Laws which exempted from furnishing returns and maintaining of registers by certain establishments 1988, that acted as an obstacle to faster growth and hurt employee interests.
 
This is the first step and is perhaps the biggest reforms in nearly 44 years. It is a huge step and gives positive signal about the government’s intention to attract investment.
 
The cabinet has approved amendments which is a valiant reform to help attract investments and improve the ease of doing business in the country.

The amendment to the Factories Act 1948 is expected allow women for night duty with adequate safety and provision for transport after work. This is expected to help several sectors such as textiles and garments.
 
It also aimed to increase the overtime hours from the current ceiling of 50 hours per quarter to 100 hours per quarter. The amendment also proposes this limit to be increased to a maximum of 125 hours per quarter in public interest with the approval of state government.
 
The amendments also seeks to ensure safer work environment for employees in hazardous environment as well as provision of canteen facilities in respect of factories employing 200 or more workers instead of the present stipulation of 250 workers.
 
It also provides for shelters or restrooms and lunchrooms in factories employing 75 or more workers instead of the present stipulation of 150 workers.
 
The amendment to the apprenticeship act 1961 is expected to help in skill development and training. The move is aimed at providing flexibility to firms on hiring apprentices and removing restrictive clauses for employers.
 
The Narendra Modi administration has undertaken to revive the economy and the manufacturing sector to create jobs and experts said that the reforms in labour laws is expected to lead in investments and deepen industrial activity.
 
But the government needs to put in place system to implement the new reforms approved.

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News Tags: Apprenticeship Act 1961, attract investments, employee interest, Factories Act 1948, Labour Laws, Labour laws 1988, textiles and garments, Union Cabinet

 
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