Circular No.ES/357 /2016-17 March 27, 2017
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Notified rule of the “Ease of Compliance to Maintain Registers under various Labour Laws Rules, 2017
We have received a communication from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry regarding the Ease of Compliance to maintain Registers under various Labour Laws Rules, 2017 notified by Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India for providing combined registers under various labour laws to facilitate ease of compliance, maintenance, inspection and for providing easy accessibility to the public through electronic means and thereby increasing transparency. The Rules have being notified on 21 February 2017.
Acts covered under the Rules (Given in the Labour Laws Rules 2017)
The compliance requirements under the following statutes have been dealt with under the Rules:
a) Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996;
b) The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970;
c) The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976;
d) The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979;
e) The Mines Act, 1952
f) The Minimum Wages Act, 1948;
g) The Payment of Wages Act, 1936;
h) The Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of Service) Act, 1976; and i) The Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955.
Combined registers under the Rules (Given in the Labour Laws Rules 2017)
The following combined registers are required to be maintained pursuant to the Rules:
The Rules allow employers to maintain these registers in electronic form or in physical form.
And it has been clarified that if a register is maintained in electronic form then the layout and presentation of the register may be adjusted without changing the integrity, serial number and contents of the columns of the register.
Members may kindly make note of the same and do the needful.