Secretary of State for Labor and Employment Rameshwar Teli said 27 states/UTs have pre-published the draft wage code rules.

At least 18 states and Union Territories have pre-published draft rules for four labor laws covering wages, social security, labor relations and occupational safety, health and working conditions, the government said Monday.

In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Labor and Employment Minister Rameshwar Teli said that according to the latest information, 27 states/UTs have published the draft wage code rules in advance.

As many as 23 states/UTs have prepublished draft rules for the Industrial Relations Code, while 21 states/UTs have done so for the Code on Social Security. A total of 18 states/UTs have pre-published draft rules under the OSH & WC Code.

In 2019 and 2020, 29 central labor laws were merged, rationalized and simplified into four labor laws. However, these four codes have yet to be implemented as neither the Center nor the states have notified the rules under these codes.

“Labour is on the contemporaneous list of the constitution, and according to labor laws, rules must be set by both the central government and state governments. The central government and some states/union territories have pre-published their draft rules under the four labor laws.” The 2019 wage code draft rules have been pre-published by Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Kerala.

Others are Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, UTs of Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, NCT of Delhi and Puducherry.

The Draft Rules for the Industrial Relations Code, 2020 has been pre-published by Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.

In this regard, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, UTs of Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir and Puducherry are other states and UTs that have published the draft rules in advance.

According to the Written Reply, the Draft Rules for Social Security Code 2020 has been pre-published by Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur and Odisha.

Other states include Punjab, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, UTs of Chandigarh and Jammu & Kashmir.

Concerning the Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, draft rules have been pre-published by Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Odisha, Punjab, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, UTs of Chandigarh and Jammu & Kashmir.


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