Haryana Government Advisory on Heat Wave and preparatory action for Heat Wave Season 2023
Contents News/Article Date: 20th April 2023
Relating to which Act: The Factories Act, 1948 and Shops & Establishments Acts 1958 which follows the Punjab Shops & Establishments Act
Penalty under the Act: In case of any contravention or failure to comply with the provisions of this Section, on conviction, the employer shall be liable to a fine which must not be less than fifty rupees but may extend to two hundred rupees.
Note: The compounding and appellate authority will have all the powers of a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908. This means that while exercising powers under that Act, they will be able to:
- Summon and enforce the attendance of witnesses
- Require the discovery and production of any document.
- Requisition any public record or copy thereof from any office or court.
- Receive evidence on affidavit
- Issue commissions for the examination of documents or witnesses.
Applicable to which State: Haryana
Type: Labour Commissioner, Haryana Advisory No. 1551 / 1750
Pertains to: All stakeholders viz. Employers / Occupiers / Owners / Managers of Factories / Industrial Establishments, Shops and other Commercial Establishments / Industrial & Construction associations / workers / unions in Haryana
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And in the current instance: You are hereby informed that Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India through D.O. no. Z-16025/20/2023-ISH.1I dated April 17, 2023 has directed the State Government to take steps for management and mitigation of adverse effects of extreme hot weather. A meeting in this regard was held under the Chairmanship of Worthy Chief Secretary on 19.04.2023 wherein it was directed that the following necessary instructions / directions as informed by Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India may be issued to the occupiers / employers / construction companies / industries: –
- Re-scheduling of working hours for employees/workers in different sectors,
- Ensuring necessary arrangements to regulate piece rate and requirement / urgency for
- undertaking physical work during summer,
- Ensuring adequate drinking water facilities at work places,
- Making provision for emergency ice packs and heat illness prevention material to
- construction workers,
- Coordinating with Health Department to ensure regular health check-up of the workers,
- Ensuring adherence to Health Advisory issued by M/ o Heath & Family Welfare for
- Employers and Workers.
- It is further mentioned that special attention also needs to be paid to construction
- workers, and brick kiln workers. For awareness of daily wage/casual workers, information
- dissemination in respect of above guidelines may also be undertaken at the Labour
Subject: Advisory on Heat Wave and preparatory action for Heat Wave Season 2023
Attached is the notification