MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 17th March, 2017

G.S.R. 257(E).––The following draft of certain rules further to amend the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules,1971, which the Central Government proposes to make, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 35 of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (37 of 1970), is hereby published as required by sub-section (1) of the said section, for the information of all persons likely to be affected thereby; and notice is hereby given that the said draft rules will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette in which this notification is published are made available to the public;

Objections and suggestions, if any, may be addressed to the Joint Secretary to the Government of India-cum-Director General (Labour Welfare), Jaisalmer House, 26, Mansingh Road, New Delhi-110011;

The objections and suggestions, which may be received from any person with respect to the said draft rules before the expiry of the period specified above, will be considered by the Central Government.

Draft Rules

1. (1) These rules may be called the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Amendment Rules, 2017.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971, for rule 69, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:—

“69. All wages shall be paid in current coin or currency notes or by cheque or by crediting the wages in the bank account of the workman:

Provided that the appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify the establishment or class of establishments, the employer of which shall pay to every workman employed in such establishment or class of establishments, the wages only by cheque or by crediting the wages in his bank account.”

[F. No. S-16011/12/2016-LW(A)]

RAJIT PUNHANI, Director-General (Labour Welfare)/Jt. Secy.

Note : The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide notification number G.S.R. 191, dated the 10th February,1971 and lastly amended vide notification number G.S.R. 154(E), dated the 21st February, 2017.

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