Acts and Bills

INDIA

Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act
Act; 1976, Government of India
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Provides for the abolition of bonded labour system with a view to preventing the economic and physical exploitation of the weaker sections of Indian society
Keywords: government acts and rules, higher wages, forced

Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Condiions of Service) Act
Act; 1996, Government of India
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Provides for regulating the employment and conditions of service of building and other construction workers; also provides for their safety, health and welfare measures, and other matters connected therewith
Keywords: government acts and rules, labour, inter state

Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act
Act; 1986, Government of India
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This Act prohibits the engagement of children below the age of 14 years in certain employments and regulates the conditions of work of children in certain other employments.
Keywords: government acts & rules, forced, children

Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act
Act; 1970, Government of India
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The Contract Labour Act was passed to prevent exploitation of contract labour and also to introduce better conditions of work.
Keywords: government acts & rules, better working conditions

Criminal Law (Ammendment) Act
Act; 2013, Government of India
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Although primarily concerned with targeting rape and sexual assault, the Bill incorporates a range of other offences dealing with violence against women many of which the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) did not envisage. Two such offences relate to trafficking, an area of considerable policy and legal reform internationally.
Keywords: government acts & rules, forced, labour

Domestic Workers Welfare and Social Security Act
Draft Act; 2010, Government of India
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A central legislation specifically designed to address the working conditions of the domestic workers including registration and to prevent their exploitation.
Keywords: government acts & rules, labour, gender

Equal Renumeration Act
Act; 1976, Government of India
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The Act provides that no employer shall pay to any worker employed by him in an establishment or employment, remuneration whether payable in cash or in kind at the rates less favourable than those at which remuneration is paid by him to the workers of the opposite sex in such establishment or employment. The Act further provides that no discrimination should be made against women at the time of recruitment.
Keywords: government acts & rules, gender

Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act
Act; 1956, Government of India
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An Act to provide in pursuance of the International Convention signed at New York in May 1950, for the prevention of immoral traffic.
Keywords: government acts & rules, gender, children, forced

Minimum Wages Act
Act; 1948, Government of India
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An Act to provide for the fixation of minimum wage rates for workers.
Keywords: government acts & rules, higher wages, better working conditions

Payment of Wages Act
Act; 1936, Government of India (Pre-Independence)
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The Act was enacted to ensure that wages payable to employed persons covered by the Act were disbursed by the employers within the prescribed time limit and that no deductions other than those authorised by law were made by them.
Keywords: government acts & rules, better working conditions

The Interstate Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act
Act; 1979, Government of India
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The objective of the Act is to regulate the employment of Inter-State Migrant Workmen, to safe guard their interest and to provide for their conditions of service and for matters connected there with
Keywords: government acts & rules, labour, inter state, portability of rights

Unorganised Workers Social Security Act
Act; 2008, Government of India
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An Act to provide for the social security and welfare of unorganised workers
Keywords: government acts & rules, better working conditions, higher wages, pension and insurance

Workmen’s Compensation Act
Act; 1923, Government of India (Pre-Independence)
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An Act to provide for the payment by certain classes of employers to their workmen of compensation for injury by accident.
Keywords: government acts & rules, pension and insurance