(The Gist of PIB) Draft Model Standing Orders for the Manufacturing Sector, Mining Sector and Service Sector
(THE GIST OF PIB) Draft Model Standing Orders for the Manufacturing Sector, Mining Sector and Service Sector
Draft Model Standing Orders for the Manufacturing Sector, Mining Sector and Service Sector
Pursuant to section 29 of the Industrial Relations Code, 2020; the Central Government has published the draft Model Standing Orders for the Manufacturing Sector, Mining Sector and Service Sector in the official gazette. Keeping in view the needs of the services sector, a separate Model Standing Orders for Services Sector has been prepared first time.
The salient features of these Model Standing Orders are as follows:
The model standing orders adopted in respect of an industrial establishment shall also be applicable to all other industrial units of the industrial establishment irrespective of location.
Uniformity has been maintained in all the three Model Standing Orders while providing some flexibility considering the sector-specific requirements.
All the three Model Standing Orders encourage employers for use of information technology in dissemination of information to the workers through electronic mode.
To provide safeguard to the IT industry, “Involvement in unauthorized access of any IT system, computer network of the employer/ customer/client” has been prescribed as a misconduct.
The concept of “Work from home” has been formalized in the Model Standing Orders for Service Sector.
“Habitual” with respect to indiscipline has been defined if the worker found guilty of any misconduct three or more times in preceding twelve months.
The Model Standing Orders for Services Sector inter alia provides that in case of IT Sector, the working hour shall be as per agreement or conditions of appointment between employer and workers.
Rail Travel Facility has been extended to the workers in the mining sector. Presently, it is being availed by the workers in coal mines only.