Rajasthan govt restores 8-hour working in factories; says factory management, employees working as per norms
Labour minister Tikaram Jully management of factories and workers employed there are working as per the guidelines issued by the Centre and the state government regarding social distancing and safety.
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If these ordinances are not repealed, we risk a return to a regime where labour is again pushed back to fighting for elementary right of the eight hour working day
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It is applicable to all establishments employing 10 or more persons and the amendments will help around 1.8 million women workforce in the organised sector.
The minister said the numbers were based on data collected by Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) through correspondence with Chief Inspector of Factories (CIFs) of state governments and Union territories.
On Wednesday, the cabinet cleared amendment of the Apprentices Act, 1961 and the Labour Laws (exemption from furnishing returns and maintaining registers by certain establishments) Act, 1988.
Emboldened by a friendly government at the centre led by Modi, Vasundhara Raje is making a bold attempt to reform labour laws in her state. States may now lead reforms using their federal powers