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Working Conditions

  • The Unorganised Workers Social Security Act, 2008

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions
    Author : Ministry of Law and Justice

    An Act to provide for the social security and welfare of unorganised workers and for other matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  • Domestic Workers Welfare and Social Security Act (2010)

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Welfare schemes, Social security
    Author : National Commission for Women

    In last few decades there has been a tremendous growth in the demand for domestic workers which has led to the trafficking and other forms of exploitation of millions of Women and children and to meet this growing demand there has been a spurt of thousands of placement agencies providing domestic workers in metro-towns of many states who are exploited in various ways as well as trafficked and remain outside the purview of any legislative control. This issue of exploitation of women and children domestic workers is frequent and regularly reported.

  • Lok Sabha Debates: Deplorable condition of working women in the unorganized sector

    Category : Other Policies
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Unorganised sector workers

    Shri Gurudas Dasgupta, Member of Parliament from Ghatal constituency in West Bengal called the attention of the Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment Shri Harish Rawat to the situation arising out of deplorable condition of working women, particularly the poor women workers in unorganized sector and steps taken by the Government in this regard.

  • Raja Kudumbathil vs. Union of India

    Category : Court Cases
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Welfare schemes, Social security

    This writ petition was been filed by an Advocate practicing in the high court of Kerala. He highlights the problems now being allegedly faced by migrant labourers who come to this State in search of job opportunities.

  • Bandhua Mukti Morcha vs Union Of India And Ors on 13 August, 1991

    Category : Court Cases
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Bonded labourers, Contract system of labour
    Author : Supreme Court of India

    A letter by Bandhua Mukti Morcha was addressed to the Supreme Court of India complaining about prevalence of bonded labour system in the quarries of Faridabad District in Haryana_ State was treated as a writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution. Two Advocates were appointed as Commissioners to inquire into the working conditions of the stone quarry workers.

  • People's Union for Democratic Rights vs Union of India on the Asiad Games workers case

    Category : Court Cases
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Wages, Construction workers, Contract system of labour, Child labour
    Author : Supreme Court of India

    People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR)has commissioned three social scientists for the purpose of investigating and inquiring into the conditions under which the workmen engaged in the various Asiad Projects were working. Based on the report made by these three social scientists after personal investigation and study PUDR had addressed a letter to Hon'ble Mr.

  • Labourers Working on Salal Hydro Project vs State of Jammu & Kashmir & Others

    Category : Court Cases
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Wages, Employment, Child labour
    Author : Supreme Court of India

    On the basis of a news item that migrant workmen employed in tho Salal Hydro Electric Project were being denied the benefits of various labour Iaws, the Peoples' Union for Democratic Rights addressed a letter to an Hon'ble Judge of the Court requesting that the same be treated as a writ Petition and justice be done to the workmen. The request was acceded to and in compliance with a direction made, the Labour Commissioner,Jammu, visited the site of the project, ascertained the position and submitted two reports which disclosed inter alia that the project was being carried out by the Government of India.

  • The Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Cess Act, 1996

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Construction workers, Welfare schemes
    Author : Government of India

    This Act is meant to provide for the levy and collection of a cess on the cost of construction incurred by employers with a view to augmenting the resources of the Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Boards constituted under the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996.

  • The Odisha Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1956

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Wages, Social security
    Author : Government of Odisha

    An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the regulation of conditions of work and employment in shops, commercial establishments, residential hotels, restaurants, eating houses, other places of public amusement or entertainment and other establishments.

  • The Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Act, 1947

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Wages, Contract system of labour, Employment
    Author : Government of Tamil Nadu

    This Act regulates the employment of workers in shops and commercial establishments. The Act provides for the opening and closing hours of shops and establishments, and provision of weekly holiday with wages.

  • The Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, 1961

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Unorganised sector workers, Contract system of labour, Employment
    Author : Government of Karnataka

    An Act to provide for regulation of conditions of work and employment in shops and commercial establishments.

  • The Uttar Pradesh Factory Rules, 1950

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Wages, Social security
    Author : Government of Uttar Pradesh

    The Act provides for regulations concerning registration of factory and the employment thus recognized. The Act provides for regulation of employment of factory workers including stipulated holidays and other welfare schemes.

  • The Tamil Nadu Manual Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Work) Act, 1982

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Wages, Unorganised sector workers
    Author : Government of Tamil Nadu

    This Act is enacted for regulating the employment of manual workers employed in certain employment’s and the conditions of their work and security of their employment’s and for certain other matters connected therewith.

  • The Punjab Industrial Establishment Act, 1965

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions
    Author : Government of Delhi

    As per provisions of this Act, every employer is required to allow three National holidays and a minimum of four festival holidays in a year.

  • The Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Welfare schemes, Social security
    Author : Government of India

    An Act to provide for the payment by certain classes of employers to their workmen of compensation for injury by accident. Whereas it is expedient to provide for the payment by certain classes of employers to their workmen of compensation for injury by accident.

  • The Maharashtra Mathadi, Hamal and Other Manual Workers (Regulation of Employment and Welfare) Act, 1969

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Wages, Welfare schemes, Unorganised sector workers
    Author : Government of Mahrashtra

    An Act for regulating the employment of unprotected manual workers employed in certain employments in the State of Maharashtra to make provision for their adequate supply and proper and full utilization in such employments, and for matters connected therewith.

  • The Maharashtra Private Security Guard (Regulation of Employment and Welfare) Act, 1981

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Wages, Unorganised sector workers
    Author : Government of Mahrashtra

    An Act for regulating the employment of Private Security Guards employed in factories and establishment in the State of Maharashtra and for making better provisions for their terms and conditions of employment and welfare through the establishment of a Board therefore, and for matters connected therewith.

  • Building and Other Construction Workers' (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Construction workers, Welfare schemes, Social security, Unorganised sector workers
    Author : Government of India

    An Act to regulate the employment and conditions of service of building and other construction workers and to provide for their safety, health and welfare measures and for other matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Unorganised sector workers, Employment
    Author : Government of India

    An Act to provide for the welfare of the workers in beedi and cigar establishments and to regulate the conditions of their work and for matters connected therewith.

  • The Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by certain Establishments) Act, 1988

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Employment
    Author : Government of India

    An Act to provide for the exemption of employers in relation to establishments employing a small number of persons from furnishing returns and maintaining registers under certain labour laws.

  • The Mines Act, 1952

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions
    Author : Government of India

    The Act contains provisions for measures relating to the health, safety and welfare of workers in the coal, metalliferous and oil mines. According to the Act,the term 'mine' means "any excavation where any operation for the purpose of searching for or obtaining minerals has been or is being carried on and includes all borings, bore holes, oil wells and accessory crude conditioning plants, shafts, opencast workings, conveyors or aerial ropeways, planes, machinery works, railways, tramways , slidings, workshops, power stations, etc.

  • The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Unorganised sector workers
    Author : Government of India

    An Act to provide for the welfare of motor transport workers and to regulate the conditions of their work.

  • The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Employment, Trade union
    Author : Government of India

    An Act to make provision for the investigation and settlement of industrial disputes, and for certain other purposes. Whereas it is expedient to make provision for the investigation and settlement of industrial disputes, and for certain other purposes hereinafter appearing.

  • Social Security of Unorganized workers

    Category : Other Policies
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Social security, Unorganised sector workers
    Author : S. Mahendra Dev

    Workers in the unorganised sector have low earnings and poor working conditions, and lack social security protection. It is being realized that there is a need for social security programmes, particularly for neutralizing some of the negative consequences of the liberalization reforms.

  • Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act 1979

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Wages, Employment
    Author : Government of India

    An Act to regulate the employment of inter-State migrant workmen and to provide for their conditions of service and for matters connected therewith. This Act will provide for wages, welfare and other facilities for migrant workers at destination.

  • Street Vendors Bill, 2013

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Unorganised sector workers
    Author : Lok Sabha

    The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill aims to protect the livelihood rights of street vendors as well as regulate street vending through demarcation of vending zones, conditions for and restrictions on street vending.

  • Persons with Disabilities Bill

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Welfare schemes, Social security, Employment
    Author : Government of India

    The Persons with Disability Act, 2012 provides for welfare measures, particularly reservation reservation in government jobs in accordance with the Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Participation Act, 1995. According to a UN report, India has 6-7& differently-abled population or around 70 million of which 100,000 are employable.

  • For a Better Inclusion of Internal Migrants in India

    Category : Other Policies
    Subjects : Working Conditions, Seasonal workers, Employment, Working Conditions, Seasonal workers, Employment, Working Conditions, Seasonal workers, Employment, Working Conditions, Seasonal workers, Employment
    Author : Priya Deshingkar,Ram B.Bhagat,Rajiv Khandelwal,Ravi S. Srivastava

    Migration of persons within national borders is far greater in magnitude than migration across international borders and has enormous potential to contribute to economic prosperity, social cohesion and urban diversity. Internal migration is an essential and inevitable component of the economic and social life of the country, given regional imbalances and labour shortages, and safe migration should be promoted to maximize its benefits.

  • The Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Working Conditions
    Author : Ministry of Labour and Employment, GOI

    An Act to provide for the prohibition of employment of manual scavengers as well as construction or continuance of dry latrines and for the regulation of construction and maintenance of water-seal latrines and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. [Ministry of Labour and Employment, GOI].

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