UP Govt Suspends 38 labour laws and retains 4 Labour Laws under Uttar Pradesh Temporary Exemption from Certain Labour Laws Ordinance, 2020
- The Uttar Pradesh government passed an ordinance to suspend 38 labour laws in the state.
- Labour is a concurrent subject, states can frame their own laws but will need the approval of the Centre to enforce them. Therefore, the ordinance will also be sent to the Central government for approval.
- This rule will apply to both the existing businesses and the new factories being set up in the state.
- Provisions related to children and women in the labour laws would continue.
- These laws have been suspended for the for next three years.
- The laws related to settling industrial disputes, health and working conditions of workers and trade unions, contract workers and migrant workers will remain suspended for three years.
LAWS THAT WILL STAY RELEVANT
- Section 5 of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 provides that wages of a person earning less than Rs 15,000 a month cannot be deducted.
- Workmen Compensation Act, 1932,
- Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976, and
- the Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996.
REASONS FOR SUSPENSION
- The economic and business activities in the state have been badly affected by the coronavirus spread.
- In order to boost existing businesses and attract new industrial activity to the state, certain relaxations will have to be given on a temporary basis.
OUTCOME OF THE ORDINANCE
- Owners of factories would hold more powers to hire and fire without attracting punitive measures from the labour department up to a certain limit.
- The enforcement wing would not raid the premises of factories on minor issues.
- Provide employment to a large number of migrant workers who have come back.
जीके और दैनिक करेंट अफेयर्स अपडेट हिंदी में प्राप्त करें – क्लिक करें