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Course Title: Labour Law-I

Course Code:

Credit Units: 4
Course Objectives:
The course aims at imparting to the students an in-depth understanding of Labour Laws
in India by recourse to relevant judicial pronouncements in this regard.
It aims at the many aspects of the relationship between trade unions, employers and
employees which is the most important part of any industry.

Prerequisites: The students should have the knowledge of the Indian Constitution as labour is a
subject in the concurrent list of the Indian Constituti

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course students will be able to:
Study the Indian labour laws which are considered to be very highly regulated and rigid
as compared to those of other countries in the world.
The students will also establish a legal system that facilitates productive individual and
collective employment relationships, and therefore a productive economy.
It serves as an important vehicle for students who opts for a corporate career because they can
achieve harmonious industrial relations based on workplace democracy





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Course Contents/Syllabus:

Module I: Regulation of Trade Union & Unfair Labour Practices: Weightage
%
History of Trade Union Movement in India and need to form Trade
Union. , Workers Right to form Union vis--vis Indian Constitution; the
Membership of Trade Union, Closed shop and Union shop, Registration
of Trade Union, Remedies in case of non-registration and cancellation of
registration of union, Privileges and Protection of registered Trade
Union form certain acts and omissions, Unfair labour practices and
victimization.
25%
Module II: Collective Bargaining: 20%
Concept and importance of collective bargaining, Pre-requisites for
collective bargaining, Process of administering collective agreement
(Negotiation, Mediation, & Voluntary arbitration & Compulsory
Arbitration.) , Duration and enforcement of bipartite Agreement (Secs.
18, 19, Industrial Disputes Act, 1947), Pressurization: Strike, Go-Slow,
wok to rule, Gherao and Lockout.

Module III: Regulation of Industrial Disputes 20%
Define the concept of Industry, Industrial Dispute and workman, Power
of Government to refer Industrial Disputes for adjudication: The
Adjudicatory Machinery, Award and its binding nature, Judicial review
of Awards , The concept of lay-off, retrenchment and procedure and
compensation relating to lay-off and retrenchment.

Module IV: Standing Orders 15%
Concept, Nature and scope of standing orders under Industrial
Employment (Standing Order) Act, 1946, Formulation of Standing
Orders and its Certification process, Modification: Modification and
temporary application of Model Standing Order, Interpretation and
Legal status of Standing Orders.

Module V: Discipline in Industries 20%
Doctrine of hire and fire in the context of social welfare, Fairness in
disciplinary process: Meaning of misconduct, Right to know: The
Charge Sheet, Right to defend; Domestic enquiry notice, evidence, cross
examination, unbiased enquiry officer and reasoned decision,
Punishment of misconduct, Prenatal (permission) and Postnatal
(Approach) control during pendency of proceeding (Sec. 33 of industries
and Disputes Act).


Pedagogy for Course Delivery:

The course will be delivered through a combination of theoretical and case study approach. All
the leading cases as well as current cases shall be discussed to clear queries & doubts and to
make concepts more clear.

Lab/ Practical details, if applicable: NA

List of Experiments: NA

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Assessment/ Examination Scheme:

Theory L/T
(%)
Lab/Practical/Studio (%) End Term
Examination

30%

NA

70%
Theory Assessment (L&T):
Continuous Assessment/Internal Assessment
End Term
Examination


Components
(Drop
down)

Mid-
Term
Exam

Project

Viva

Attendance
Weightage
(%)

10%

10%

5%

5%

70%



Text & References :

Text and References:
The Constitution of India 1950.
O.P. Malhotra,: The Law of Industrial Disputes.
Indian Law Institute: Labour Law and Labour Relations.
PK Padhi: Labour & Industrial