Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
21-December-2015 18:16 IST
Ministry has taken steps for drafting the Labour Code on Industrial Relations, by simplifying, amalgamating and rationalizing the relevant provisions of the three Labour Laws:
(i) The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947,
(ii) The Trade Unions Act, 1926,
(iii) The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.
The Government carried out the process of Tripartite Consultation for drafting the Labour Code on Industrial Relations, where the representatives from Central Trade Unions, Employers’ Association and Central Ministries/State Governments participated and gave their suggestions. Two such meetings for the tripartite consultation on this Labour Code were held on 06.05.2015 and 06.10.2015. Apart from this, the draft Labour Code on Industrial Relations was also put on Website of the Ministry on 26.04.2015 for one month time inviting comments/suggestions from public and stakeholders. Suggestions have been received from the stakeholders in these consultations. The provisions of the draft Labour Code on Industrial Relations are still under consideration.
This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State (IC) for Ministry Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.