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Govt notifies Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Amendment Rules, 2017

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 5th September, 2017

G.S.R. 1128(E).—Whereas, a draft of certain rules further to amend rule 69 of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971, was published, as required by section 35 of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (37 of 1970) vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, section 3, sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 257 (E), dated, the 17th March, 2017, inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby before the expiry of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public;

And whereas, the copies of the Gazette in which the said notification was published was made available to the public on the 17th March, 2017;

And whereas, no objections and suggestions were received from public on the said draft rules;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 35 of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (37 of 1970), the Central Government, hereby makes the following rules, further to amend the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971, namely:—

1. (1) These rules may be called the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Amendment Rules, 2017.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. 2. In the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971, for rule 69, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:—

“69. All wages shall be paid in current coin or currency notes or by cheque or by crediting the wages in the bank account of the workman:

Provided that the appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify the establishment or class of establishments, the employer of which shall pay to every workman employed in such establishment or class of establishments, the wages only by cheque or by crediting the wages in his bank account.”

[F. No. S-16011/12/2016-LW(A)]

RAJIT PUNHANI, Director-General (Labour Welfare) Jt. Secy.

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