Comments invited on Draft Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Amendment Rules, 2017

Comments invited on Draft Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Amendment Rules, 2017

March 23, 2017 Labour 0

The Ministry of Labour and Employment (“Ministry”) has issued the Draft Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Amendment Rules, 2017 (“Draft Rules”) on 17th March, 2017 thereby proposing to amend the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 (“Principal Rules”).

Any objection or suggestion on the Draft Rules may be addressed to the Joint Secretary to the Government of India-cum-Director General (Labour Welfare), Jaisalmer House, 26, Mansingh Road, New Delhi-110011 within a period of 30 days from 17th March, 2017, i.e. by 16th April, 2017.

The amendment proposed vide the Draft Rules are as follows –

 

 

Provision Reference

 

Existing Provision

 

Proposed Amendment

 

Implication

 

 

 

Rule 69

 

“69. All wages shall be paid in current coin or currency or in both.”

 

 

“69. All wages shall be paid in current coin or currency notes or by cheque or by crediting the wages in the bank account of the workman:

 

Provided that the appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify the establishment or class of establishments, the employer of which shall pay to every workman employed in such establishment or class of establishments, the wages only by cheque or by crediting the wages in his bank account.”

 

 

The Draft Rules intend toexpand the modes in which wages can be paid to a workman by

proposing to include payment via cheque or by means of crediting the wages in the bank account of the workman in addition to the existing modes of payment.

 

The Draft Rules further provide that the payment of wages by cheque or by crediting the wages in bank account will bemandatory for employers of such establishment or class of establishments as specified by the appropriate Governmentthrough a Notification in the Official Gazette.

 

Presently, wages can only be paid in coins or in currency or both.

 

 

 

Source: Ministry of Labour and Employment

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