Ordinances soon to amend Industrial Disputes Act, Factories Act

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Ordinances soon to amend Industrial Disputes Act, Factories Act

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 | PNS | Chandigarh

To provide some relief to the industries and factories amid COVID-19 pandemic, Haryana Cabinet on Monday decided to bring ordinances to amend the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 and the Factories Act, 1948.

An ordinance to amend the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947  and the Factories Act, 1948 would be introduced for empowering the State Government to grant exemption from certain provisions of the Act for a period of 1000 days to a new establishment or undertaking or any class of new establishments.

Among other key decisions taken during the cabinet included reduction in stamp duty from Rs 2000 to Rs 100 chargeable on loan agreements, separation of Kalka and Pinjore areas from the limits of Municipal Corporation, Panchkula, approval to Haryana State Training Policy 2020, Digital Advertisement Policy 2020, policy for grant of change of land use for setting up of "Eco Friendly Housing Policy” and allowing compounding of the challans issued by Haryana Police for violations of the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 during lock down restrictions in the state.

The Chief Minister Manohar Lal while talking to the mediapersons after the cabinet meeting said, “The draft of the Industrial Disputes (Haryana Amendment) Ordinance 2020 and Factories Act,

1948 (Haryana Amendment) Ordinance 2020 that will be brought before the Council of Minister in its the next meeting shall help industries and factories to adapt and rise to new economic challenges in view of COVID-19 pandemic.”He said that the ordinance will also help in increasing investment and providing employment opportunities to the workforce.

The State Government is keen to provide concessions to the new establishment or new undertaking or class of new establishments for next 1,000 days to help them get their business on track by relaxing certain provisions of the labour laws for the purpose of increasing investment and providing employment opportunities to the workers in today's competitive era, he said.

After the ordinances receives the assent of the Governor and the President, it would be possible for State Government to exempt such new industrial establishments or new undertakings from such provisions of the respective Acts for 1,000 days as it may by notification prescribed from the date on which it is established, he added.

Haryana State Training Policy, 2020 to be implemented More than three lakhs employees of Haryana Government will undergo training by March 31, 2022.

For, the State Government has decided to implement the Haryana State Training Policy, 2020 to provide efficient, transparent and time bound governance of high quality to the people of Haryana and to maintain a high degree of efficiency, integrity and skill of the human resources at all levels of the hierarchy training through training of all its over three lakh employees. Under this policy, all employees of Government of Haryana, State undertakings, State funded co-operative institutions including Panchayati Raj Institutions and Local Bodies will be provided with training to equip them with the competencies for their current and future jobs, this training would be given to the employees at the time of their entry into service, at appropriate intervals in the course of their careers.

A combined foundational course for all officers of HCS and allied services shall be conducted by Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA). Training programs on ethics and integrity, soft skills, language and etiquettes along with stress management etc will be organized quarterly. Spiritual or Yoga institutes will also be made partners in the training program for instilling ethics and positive attitude among the trainees.

 Haryana Superior Judicial Service Rules, 2007 amendedThe cabinet approved amendment in Rule 11 (c) of Haryana Superior Judicial Service Rules, 2007.The amendment in clause (c) of Rule 11, of Haryana Superior   Judicial Service Rules, 2007 will be as follows “No person shall be appointed to the Service, who is less than thirty-five years or more than forty-five years of age on the last date of submission of applications”.

This shall bring uniformity in service rules under the common High Court for both States, the decision of amendment in Rule 11 (c) of Haryana Superior Judicial Rules, 2007 in compliance of the decision taken by the Chief Justice and Judges of the High Court to make the common minimum age 35 years and maximum age 45 years mandatory for direct entry into Haryana Superior Judicial Service on the pattern of Punjab Superior Judicial Service Rules, 2007.

As per the previous Rules, a person must have attained the age of thirty five years and have not   attained the age of forty five years on the January, 1 of the year.

Meanwhile, the State Government also approved making the CSAT paper of preliminary exam for the posts of HCS (Executive Branch) and other Allied Services conducted by Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) a qualifying paper on the pattern of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). “Samadhan se Vikas” scheme approved One-time settlement scheme was approved by the cabinet to enable recovery of long pending dues on account of External Development Charges (EDC) called “Samadhan se Vikas”.

It is modeled on the Central scheme of “Vivad se Vishwas-2020”.The scheme shall be applicable in respect of full amount outstanding on account of the EDC as well as interest and penal interest.

This was announced in the State Budget 2020-21 by the Chief Minister cum-Finance Minister.In case, a colonizer deposits 100 percent of the outstanding Principal Amount against EDC as well as 25 percent of the accumulated interest and penal interest, within a period of six months from the date of notification of this scheme,  balance 75 percent of accumulated interest and penal interest shall be waived off.

In case, a colonizer deposits at least 50 per cent of outstanding Principal Amount against EDC as well as 50 percent of the accumulated interest and penal interest, within a period of six months from date of notification of this scheme,  balance 50 pecent of  accumulated interest and penal interest shall be waived off.The remaining 50 percent of outstanding Principal Amount shall be recoverable in four six-monthly installments along with interest at the rate of 8 percent per annum on  delayed period and an additional 2 per cent interest per annum on default period.

The State Government also accorded approval to a proposal of Town and Country Planning Department regarding alternative security against bank guarantee for Internal Development Works (IDW)/ External Development Charges (EDC) as well as devising stringent measures for recovery of EDC from Colonizers including mortgage of proportionate land of built up area and auto debit for compulsory 70 per cent escrow receipts from allottees.

Compounding of challans under lockdown period approvedThe Government has decided to allow compounding of  challans issued by Haryana Police for violations of the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 during lock down restrictions in state.

Haryana Police had impounded around 6500 vehicles during the period from March 24 to May 31, 2020 for violations of the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 during lock down restrictions.

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