New Labour Law Rules notified – Ease of Compliance to Maintain Registers under various Labour Laws Rules, 2017

New Delhi, the 21st February 2017

G.S.R. 154(E).—Whereas for the ease of, and for the expedient compliance of the requirement of the various labour related laws referred to herein and for the purpose of maintaining combined registers for all such laws, it has become essential to frame separate rules for the said purpose;
And whereas the intention to provide such combined register is to sub-serve the purposes, more specifically electronically, of the said labour related laws and the rules made there under, wherein provisions have been made for maintenance of such registers;
And whereas combined registers provided under the proposed rules will facilitate ease of compliance, maintenance and inspection, and will also make the information provided there under easily accessible to the public through electronic means thereby increasing transparency;
And whereas making separate rules for the aforementioned purpose will benefit making references of registers provided under different labour related laws simple, which will serve public purpose in a better way;
And whereas to achieve the aforementioned purposes, the draft rules, namely the Ease of Compliance to Maintain Registers under various Labour Law Rules, 2016 were published vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, number G.S.R. 1048(E), dated, the 4th November 2016, in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby on or before the expiry of a period of three months 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 said Gazette were made available to the public on the 4th November, 2016;
And whereas, the objections and suggestions received from the public on the said draft rules have been considered by the Central Government; Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by-
(a) section 62 of the Building and Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 (27 of 1996) and after consultation with the expert committee;
(b) section 35 of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (37 of 1970);
(c) section 13 of the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 (25 of 1976);
(d) section 35 of the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 (30 of 1979);
(e) section 58 read with section 59 of the Mines Act, 1952 (35 of 1952) and after complying with the requirements of sub-section (4) of said section 59;
(f) section 29 and section 30 of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (11 of 1948);
(g) section 26 of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 (4 of 1936);
(h) section 12 of the Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of Service) Act, 1976 (11 of 1976); and
(i) section 20 of the Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955 (45 of 1955);
read with Chapter III of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:-

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