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UP Govt nods for ordinance to exempt industries from labour laws for 3 years

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UP Govt nods for ordinance to exempt industries from labour laws for 3 years

In order to give the drooping economy a push start, the Government of Uttar Pradesh has nodded for an ordinance to exempt various industries in the state from different labour laws for three years. As per the government, the move can help to revive the state’s economic activities which have come to a grinding halt due to the lockdowns imposed in the country.

The decision to approve the ordinance was taken on May 6  in a cabinet meeting chaired by State’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. According to a government spokesperson, the step aimed at reviving and boosting various businesses and industries has been taken because they have more or less came to a halt due to the national lockdown. The ordinance passed by the CM has been sent to Governor Anandi Ben Patel for her approval.

The cabinet, during the meeting, has given nod to the Uttar Pradesh Temporary Exemption from Certain Labour Laws Ordinance, 2020 to exempt factories, businesses, establishments and industries from the purview of all, except three labour laws and one provision of another Act for three years, the spokesman said. However, a few of the labour laws would continue to prevail. The labour laws provisions related to women and child will continue to prevail along with the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976, Building and Other Construction Workers Act 1996, Section 5 of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 and Workmen Compensation Act 1923  will continue to be followed as earlier.

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