HARYANA ALSO IN FOR AMENDING ITS LABOUR LAWS SAYS ITS ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY

HARYANA ALSO IN FOR AMENDING ITS LABOUR LAWS SAYS ITS ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY

HARYANA ALSO IN FOR AMENDING ITS LABOUR LAWS SAYS ITS ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY

No.PR-66
July 16, 2014
New Delhi

HARYANA ALSO IN FOR AMENDING ITS LABOUR LAWS SAYS ITS ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY

The Government of Haryana may propose amendments to three labour laws such as the Industrial Disputes Act, the Factories Act and the Contract Labour Act on line of the Rajasthan Government which recently obtained its cabinet approval to replace the three prototype Acts that have lost their utility in modern times and forwarded the proposal to the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment for its necessary action.

Stating this during an Interactive Session of the members of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry with top brass of Haryana Government here today, Mr. Y S Malik, Additional Chief Secretary of the Government of Haryana also said that it has hired the services of Wipro to make its industrial taxation comprehensively online to reduce the paper work and as well restore transparency in tax administration.

The interactive session which was jointly presided over by the Chief Secretary of Haryana Mr. S C Choudhary and Senior Vice President of PHD Chamber Mr. Alok B Shriram here today had the presence of the top bureaucracy of the State in which Mr. Malik further indicated that amendments to the aforesaid laws fell in the domain of the Centre Government.

However, he added that the State bureaucracy would suggest changes in the Industrial Disputes Act, the Factories Act and the Contract Labour Act as is being recommended by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and after due diligence send it to the Union Government for its endorsement.

During the interactive session, it was recommended that the Government of Haryana should bring about changes in its APMC Act to ensure fair play for the farmers of the State and also rationalize its power tariffs for industrial consumers as the power tariff in the State for Industry are extremely exorbitant and need to be rationalize to make it competitive.

The Chamber also proposed that the State should set up Committees of Secretaries to resolve the pending issues that harm and block the industrial development of Haryana with sufficient representations from Chamber of Commerce such as PHD Chamber and other Industrial Associations so that hassle free operation of industry is ensured in it.

Among others who participated in the Session comprised Mr. Mahesh Gupta, Vice President, PHD Chamber; Mr. Mohit Jain and Mr. Pranav Gupta, Chairman and Co-Chairman respectively of the Haryana Committee of PHD Chamber.
ENDS
Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)