Govt. of India has amended the Industrial Disputes Act 1947 .

The amendment has come into force w.e.f. September 15 .2010 vide Govt of India Notification No. S.O. 2278(E) date 15.09.2010 The silent features of the amendment to Industrial Disputes Act are : 1. In case of individual dispute of workman related to discharge, dismissal, retrenchment or termination by any means, now the workman has the right to approach labour court directly without waiting for conciliation proceedings and Govt. reference. But he has to wait for three months for this direct action from the date of filing his application before conciliation officer if the Govt. is not able to complete the reference process within three months. Earlier there was no such direct option available to workman to approach labour court. ( Except in some states like Karnataka where State govt. has provided for direct approach to Labour court with in 6 months of termination ) 2. Such workman in case of individual dispute has to file claim within time limit period of three years. Earlier there was no such limitation period prescribed under the ID Act. 3. Wage ceiling of workman has been enhanced from Rs. 1600/- per month to Rs. 10,000/- per month, which means now any person working in any industry doing any manual,

skilled.. The related provisions which were brought in the ID Act in 1984 were never enforced. Earlier this limit was up to Rs. By this amendment the coverage of workman has been increased and more people are covered now under the Act. 6. Every industry employing 20 or more workmen is now under legal obligation to constitute and have a grievance redressal machinery in place in the organization to resolve the workers dispute at the first level. Now with this recent amendment the Dy. Earlier it was not legally essential. technical. Definition of appropriate Govt. . Now the industry. 4. 1600/-. for them appropriate Govt. corporation.will be a workman. operational.unskilled. In case of industry under the control of State Govt. PSEs owned or controlled by the Central Govt. 5. would be Central Govt. clerical or supervisory work drawing wages up to Rs. appropriate Govt. would be State Govt. Labour Commissioners / Joint Labour Commissioners with degree of Law & having 7 years of experience can also become labour court / tribunal judges. 7.. Earlier to amendment only judicial officers were eligible to become the Judges ( Presiding Officers )of labour court / tribunal Judges . 10000/. has been amplified.

Now the labour court / tribunal shall transmit its award to concerned civil court which shall execute the award as if it is a decree was passed by the court. Earlier there was no such provision in the Act and even after decision of the labour court / tribunal there was no machinery to enforce its execution on the employer.8. Now a provision has been made to execute the labour court / tribunal decision. .

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