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In The Light of Slew of Steps Taken by The Centre, Maharashtra Cabinet Repeals Further 5 Acts On Its Own Steam?


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On The Way to Freedom from The Web of Entangled Legislation Enforced For Decades!

4 Labour Codes and Freedom from the Web of Legislation:  

Many provisions of Labour Laws trace their origin to the time of the British Raj. However, with changing times, many of them either became ineffective or did not have any contemporary relevance. Rather than protecting the interests of workers, these provisions became difficulties for them. The web of legislations was such that workers had to fill four forms to claim a single benefit. Therefore, the present Government has repealed the non-useful Labour Laws. Now 29 Labour Laws have been codified into 4 Labour Codes.


New 4 Codes have a tremendous advantage for all for ensuring workers’ right to minimum wages, the Central Government has amalgamated:

4 laws in the Wage Code,

9 laws in the Social Security Code,

13 laws in the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 and

3 laws in the Industrial Relations Code.

The Central Government has made headway towards changing the standard of living of workers in a fundamental manner. This will have positive and far-reaching effects on workers and nation-building.

These Labour Reforms will enhance the Ease of Doing Business in the country. Employment creation and output of workers will also get enhanced. The benefits of these four Labour Codes will be available to workers of both organized and unorganized sectors. Now, the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF), Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), and coverage of all types of medical benefits under Employees’ Insurance will be available to all workers.


Maharashtra Cabinet Gets Further into The Act of Repealing Another 5 Acts?

The cabinet’s approval comes at a time when the Centre has taken a slew of steps to simplify the labour laws and regulations in a bid to promote a favorable environment for industries essential for employment generation in the country.

To create a business-friendly and conducive environment for industries in the state, in line with the ease of doing business policy of the Union government, the Maharashtra Cabinet on Tuesday decided to decriminalize and amend several sections and provisions of different laws and Acts pertaining to the state Labour and Home departments.

While in the Home department, a decision was taken to amend provisions of punishment under the Maharashtra Police Act and the Maharashtra Cinemas Act; in the Labour department, a decision was taken to amend the existing provisions of different labour laws and introduce new sections in some of the Acts.

According to Home department officials, a committee was constituted under the chairmanship of an additional chief secretary (industries) for the decriminalization of prison punishment as required by the provisions of various Acts and rules of the state government. The committee sought the review provisions of criminal punishment (including imprisonment) and measures to reduce the punishment. Accordingly, fine and imprisonment provisions of Acts related to the Home department were reviewed. A decision to amend labour laws and remove outdated provisions was also taken in the Cabinet meeting.

A favorable environment for industries is essential for employment generation in the country. For this, the central government has taken steps to simplify laws and regulations. Ease of doing business is part of it. From this perspective, a meeting chaired by the cabinet secretary of the central government discussed reducing the burden of regulatory compliance on business and increasing the amount of penalty. Following a review by the committee, the decision to amend the sections of acts falling under the Labour department was taken,” said an official from the Labour department.


The Cabinet Has Approved The Amendments In The  :

Maharashtra Industrial Relations Act, 1946,

The Maharashtra Workmen’s Minimum House Rent Allowance Act, 1983,

The Maharashtra Mathadi, Hamal, and other manual workers (regulation of employment welfare) Act, 1969.

The Maharashtra Private Security Guards (Regulation of Employment and Welfare) Act,1981,

The Maharashtra Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1953.



Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s quote is as follows:  ……!

“We need to come out of the mind-set that industry and labour are always in conflict with each other. Why not have a mechanism where both benefit equally? Since labour is a concurrent subject, the law gives flexibility to state governments to modify the codes further as per their unique situation and requirements. The right to strike has not been curtailed at all. In fact, trade unions have been conferred with a new right, enabling them to get statutory recognition. We have made the employer-employee relation more systematic and symmetrical. The provision of notice period gives an opportunity for amicable settlement of any grievance between employees and employers.” – Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Some of the current acts followed by the Maharashtra State and the provisions thereof are handled by Karma Global.  You may get in touch with us for any of your needs as we have a vast team of over 200 staff catering to instant services.


Sr. No.

Central Acts & Rules

1 The Draft Rules Maharashtra Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (Factories and Other Ports) Rules Published by the State Govt. of Maharashtra- 18 July 2022
2 The Draft Rules Maharashtra Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (Labour) Rules Published by the State Govt. of Maharashtra- 18 July 2022
3 Draft Rules Published by State Govt of Maharashtra under the Maharashtra Industrial Relations Code Rules, 2021 – 03 December, 2021
4 Draft Rules Published by State Govt of Maharashtra under the Maharashtra Code of Wages Rules, 2021 – 03 September, 2021
5 Draft Rules Published by State Govt of Maharashtra under the Maharashtra Code of Social Security Rules, 2021 – 27 August, 2021
6 The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
7 The Trade Union Act, 1926
8 The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
9 The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Rules, 1946
10 The Payment of Wages Act, 1936
11 The Payment of Wages Rules, 1937
12 The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
13 The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
14 The Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986
15 The Maharashtra Mathadi, Hamal and Other Manual Workers (Regulation of Employment and Welfare) Act, 1969
16 The Maharashtra private security guard (Regulation of Employment and Welfare) Act, 1981
17 The Maharashtra Domestic Workers Welfare Board Act, 2008
18 The Cine Workers and Cinema Theatre Workers (Regulation of Employment) Rules, 1984
19 The Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970
20 The Building & Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996
21 The Building & Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2007
22 The Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act, 1996
23 The Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess, Rules, 1998
24 The Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955
25 The Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of Service) Act, 1976
26 The Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of Service) Rules, 1976
27 The Interstate Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979
28 The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
29 The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
30 The Maharashtra Workmen’s Minimum House Rent Allowance Act, 1983
31 The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961
32 The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976
33 Cine – Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1981
34 The Factories Act, 1948
35 General Clauses Act, 1897
36 Industries (Development & Regulation) Act, 1951
37 Securitization Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002
38 The Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966
39 The Labour Laws (Exemption) Act, 1988
40 The Maharashtra Recognition of Trade Unions & Prevention of Unfair Labour Practices Act, 1971
41 The Weekly Holidays Act, 1942
42 The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
43 The Workmen Compensation Act, 1923
44 Environment Protection Act, 1986
45 Apprentices Act, 1961
46 The Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
47 The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948
48 Labour Law (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment Bill, 2011
49 Maharashtra Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act 2017
50 Maharashtra Shops & Establishment(Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Rule 2018
51 The Unorganised Workers Social Security Act 2008
52 Maharashtra Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1953
53 Minimum Wages Act, 1948
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