Tamil Nadu declares Automobile Manufacturing Industry as Public Utility Service for six months under Industrial Disputes Act, w.e.f. 27th November, 2019

Tamil Nadu declares Automobile Manufacturing Industry as Public Utility Service for six months under Industrial Disputes Act, w.e.f. 27th November, 2019

November 29, 2019 Automotive, OPS, Tamil Nadu 0

The Labour and Employment Department of Tamil Nadu, through a notification in the Official Gazette dated 27th November, 2019, has  declared the “Automobile Manufacturing Industry” as a Public Utility Service under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, for a period of six months, w.e.f. 27th November, 2019.

The First Schedule of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (“Act”) specifies the industries which may be declared as a Public Utility Service under Section 2 (n) (vi) of the Act. However, Section 2 (n) (vi) also specifies that such industries can be declared as a Public Utility Service not more than six months at the first instance and then be extended from time to time through a notification, not extending for more than six months at a time.

Source: Labour and Employment Department, Tamil Nadu

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