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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
The Ministry of Labour and Employment has taken steps for drafting the Labour Code on Industrial Relations, by simplifying, amalgamating and rationalizing the relevant provisions of the following three Labour Laws:-
(i) The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947,
(ii) The Trade Unions Act, 1926,
(iii) The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.
The Government carried out the process of Tripartite Consultation for drafting the Labour Code on Industrial Relations, where the representatives from Central Trade Unions, Employers’ Association and Central Ministries/State Governments participated and gave their suggestions. Two such meetings for the tripartite consultation on this Labour Code were held on 06.05.2015 and 06.10.2015.
During consultation stage, the draft of the Labour Code on Industrial Relations has also been shared with experts of International Labour Organisation (ILO) who have provided their suggestions on the provisions of the draft code. The provisions of the draft code are under consideration.
This information given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Ministry Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.