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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: –

  1. Re-scheduling of working hours for employees/workers in different sectors,
  2. Ensuring necessary arrangements to regulate piece rate and requirement / urgency for
  3. undertaking physical work during summer,
  4. Ensuring adequate drinking water facilities at work places,
  5. Making provision for emergency ice packs and heat illness prevention material to
  6. construction workers,
  7. Coordinating with Health Department to ensure regular health check-up of the workers,
  8. Ensuring adherence to Health Advisory issued by M/ o Heath & Family Welfare for
  9. Employers and Workers.
  10. It is further mentioned that special attention also needs to be paid to construction
  11. workers, and brick kiln workers. For awareness of daily wage/casual workers, information
  12. 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


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