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Inviting comments for draft Labour Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, 2018

Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment issued Office Memorandum vide F. No. Z-13025/12/2015-LRC dated 23rd March, 2018 regarding The draft Labour Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, 2018. – inviting comments/suggestions/inputs and details as follows.

The undersigned is directed to say that the Ministry of Labour & Employment has been taking steps for simplification, amalgamation and rationalization of Central Labour Laws which is also in tandem with recommendations of 2nd National Commission on Labour. The various existing Acts are being proposed to be subsumed in four major Labour Codes viz., Code on Wages, Code on Industrial Relations, Code of Social Security and Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions.

  1. Now, the Ministry has prepared a preliminary draft on Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, 2018, by amalgamating 13 labour laws relating to safety and health standards, health and working conditions, welfare provisions for the employees and leave and hours of work.

The following Acts have been merged.

(a) The Factories Act, 1948 (Act no. 63 of 1948)

(b) The Mines Act, 1952 (Act no. 35 of 1952)

(c) The Dock Workers (Safety, Health and Welfare) Act, 1986 (Act no. 54

of 1986)

(d) The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of

Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 (Act No. 27of1996)

(e) The Plantations Labour Act, 1951 (Act No. 69 of 1951)

(f) The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970

(g) The Inter-State Migrant workmen (Regulation of Employment and

Conditions of Service) Act, 1979

(h) The Working Journalist and other News Paper Employees (Conditions

of Service and Misc. Provision) Act, 1955

(i) The Working Journalist (Fixation of rates of wages) Act, 1958

(j) The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961

(k) Sales Promotion Employees (Condition of Service) Act, 1976

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

(m) The Cine Workers and Cinema Theatre Workers Act, 1981

  1. Your specific inputs/suggestions are requested on the various aspects of the code including threshold/applicability, the registration/ licensing and processes there of, National/State Occupational Safety & Health Boards, the broad aspects on working and health conditions, safety standards, welfare measures, enforcement mechanism, penalties, rule making powers of the Central and State Governments and the various items incorporated in the three schedules.
  2. The preliminary draft is enclosed for inviting comments/suggestions of the various stakeholders including general public. It is requested that the comments/suggestions to this Ministry by 22.04.2018 on the address, i.e. Under Secretary (LRC), Ministry of Labour & Employment, Room No. 17A, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 110 001 or through email:jk.singh68@nic.in.

To download detail draft notification click below

Draft-Labour-Code-on-Occupational-Safety-Health-and-Working-Conditions-2018.pdf (105 downloads)

Source: Ministry of Labour and Employment

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