Labour Reforms meeting in Chandigarh
Chandigarh.7 August,2020:A meeting was held today under the Chairmanship of Sh. Harjeet Singh Sandhu, PCS, Director Industries, UT Chandigarh, regarding Labour Reforms in Union Territory, Chandigarh. The said meeting was also attended by Sh. Varun Beniwal, Assistant Labour Commissioner, UT, Chandigarh with representatives of the Industry and Traders Association, as under:-
Sh. Ashwani Kumar Setia, Vice President - Chamber of Chandigarh Industries
S/Sh. Om Aggarwal and Akshay Chugh, Vice President – Laghu Udyog Bharti
Sh. Ravinder Singh – Chandigarh Beopar Mandal
Sh. Manish Nigam, Chairman – Chandigarh Youth Association
Sh. B. S. Saini – Chandigarh Screw Manufacturing Association
Sh. Shishpal Garg, Chairman, Chandigarh Furniture Association
Sh. Chander Verma, President – Chandigarh Industrial Plot Owners Association
In the meeting, the Director Industries, UT, Chandigarh disseminated awareness to all members regarding the Labour Reforms undertaken in Chandigarh by the Labour Department, UT Chandigarh such as introduction of the concept of Fixed Term Employment, Self Certification Scheme for the benefit of factories and shops, introduction of the new Transparent Inspection Policy - 2020, enhancement of the working hours of workers in factories from 8 to 12 hours in a day & 72 hours in a week under the Factories Act, 1948, exemption given to shops to open on all days in a week etc. in pursuance to the direction of Government of India. Apart from these reforms, 09 services provided in the offline mode by Labour Department, UT Chandigarh w.r.t. registration/renewal/amendment of licenses granted under the Punjab Shops & Commercial Establishments Act, 1958, the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 and under the Factories Act, 1948 have started been provided online at labour.chd.gov.in through a Single Window System.
In the meeting, all the members appreciated the efforts of Chandigarh Administration for the swift manner in which these labour reforms were undertaken and completed on time, thereby benefitting both workers and industry.