Karnataka exempts factories from labour laws for 3 months


Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS): In a surprise move, the Karnataka government on Friday exempted all factories from labour law provisions on working hours on weekly and daily basis for three months till August 21.

"All the factories registered under the Factories Act, 1948 shall be exempted from the provisions of Section 51 (weekly hours) and Section 54 (daily hours) with effect from May 22 to August 21, 2020," said Labour Under Secretary K. Shivalingaiah in an order here.

The exemption order, however, mandates that no adult worker shall be allowed or required to work in a factory for more than 10 hours in a day and 60 hours in a week.

"Provisions of Section 59 pertaining to overtime wages shall continue to be applicable without any change," said the order.

The order was issued under Section 5 of Factories Act, 1948.

The exemption will enable factories, including manufacturing and processing units across the southern state to make their employees work for more than the stipulated hours on daily and weekly basis.

"The exemption is only for 3 months to increase factory production and make up for the loss of 40 mandays since March 25 when the lockdown was enforced and extended till May 3 for the industrial sector to contain the coronavirus pandemic," an official of the Labour Department told IANS here.

 

  

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  • shobha, mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    These BJP Governments rules are changed on daily basis.There is no guarantee that todays rules will be there tomorrow. Hopeless government.

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore /Mumbai

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Extraordinary situations demand extra measures.

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Law is always different in BJP ruled states.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    The disaster followed by capitalism disaster.All process in the name of poor benefit the mighty

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  • Nancy, Belman

    Sat, May 23 2020

    You are right. Poor migrant workers walking thousands of kms. Whereas wealthy NRIs are coming by airbus paying concessional fare with free quarantine facility with food.

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore /Mumbai

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Whatever it be there is no possibility of UPA with its boss coming back to power. Can understand the frustration of you and others of your kind.

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  • William, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Mr. Bangera, whatever the apprehensions you have about UPA coming back to power, can you please highlight the performances to vouch for NDA to retain the power?

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  • Santosh, Mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    The poor are made to suffer

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sat, May 23 2020

    For many years our NRIs are complaining that they don't have employment opportunities in their home state. Now since most of the migrants have returned to to their state, NRIs should grab this opportunity. There are many vacancies in the field of road and building construction. sites. Its better than working for Rs.800 per day at gulf like slaves without any security and respect.

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  • Pravin, Udupi

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Exactly. If there is any problem, our people don't have any security. No support from gulf Govt. No medical benefit from Employer or Govt. No retirement benefit. What is the use of working like that.

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    ACHE DIN IS OVER.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Once the laws have come into force, I don't think the Executive branch of the Government has a right to put those laws back in the bottle.

    Once the laws have come into force, they become the domain of the Judiciary - UNLESS a new law overrides the previous law.

    So, if someone checks with the Supreme Court, they might find the state Government cannot make the laws non-functional for a number of months (or any length of period).

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