Labour Laws Rules 2017 to improve wage security; lessen burden by maintaining specific registers
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 07-Apr-2017

New Delhi, April 7: The Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya informed about “Ease of Compliance to maintain Registers under various Labour Laws Rules, 2017” which effectively replaced the 56 Registers prescribed under 9 Central Laws and Rules made into 5 common Registers.

The notification results into reducing the number of data fields from about 933 to about 144 and will save efforts, costs and lessen the compliance burden by various establishments.

To update legislative system to address the need of the hour and to make them more effective and contemporary to the emerging economic and industrial scenario changes were brought in the labour laws which are still an ongoing process. The Second National Commission on Labour had suggested that the existing labour laws should be bifurcated into groups having four or five Labour Codes on a functional basis.

By simplifying, amalgamating and rationalising the relevant provisions of the existing Central Labour Laws, the ministry had stood forward for drafting four Labour Codes on Wages; Industrial Relations; Social Security & Welfare; and Safety and Working Conditions respectively.

Further, amendments to individual Labour Act viz. Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986, Payment of Wages Act 1936, Payment of Bonus Act 1965 and Maternity Benefit Act 1961 have also been carried out. These legislative initiatives will improve the wage security, job security and social security of the workers.