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Work of Industrial Relation Division


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Industrial Relations -Implementation- I i.e. IR (Imp-I)

Joint Secretary(Industrial Relation)

Director (IR)

Recognition of unions in the Central Sphere, Verification of membership of unions. General verification of membership of trade unions. Implementation of awards under the Industrial Disputes Act.


Industrial Relations - Implementation- II ie IR (Imp-II)

Joint Secretary (Industrial Relations)

Director (IR)

Monitoring of information on industrial relations in the State sphere and analysis of statistics on industrial relations and general appraisals industrial relations, creation of a computerised information network on industrial relations, Plan scheme on industrial relations monitoring unit at the centre.


Industrial Relations(Policy) (General) (IR-PG)

Joint Secretary (Industrial Relations)

Director (IR)

All matters related to Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs), Repeal of Sick Industries Company Act, Competition Bill, Companies. Amendment Bill, etc., Issues on Disinvestment of Central Public Sector Undertakings, Examination of proposals received from State Government or Central Ministries for referring industrial disputes (in the State sphere) for adjudication by a National Tribunal.


Industrial Relations (Policy Legal) (Desk) (IR-PL)

Joint Secretary (Industrial Relations)

Director (IR)

Policy matters relating to Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 and Industrial Relations Code, 2020, Trade Unions Act, 1926, Plantation Labour Act, 1951, Shops and Establishments Act, Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.


Industrial Relation Division (Bank-I &Bank-II), (Coal Mines-I &Coal Mines -II), Departmental Undertaking (DU) and Misc.

Joint Secretary (Industrial Relations)

Director (IR)

1). Examinations of failure of Conciliation Reports submitted by the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) and referring the industrial disputes under section 10 and 12 (5) of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 to the Central Govt. Industrial Tribunals, National Industrial Tribunal, Industrial Tribunal or Labour Courts for adjudication.

(II). Publication of Awards passed by the above Tribunals and Courts in Gazette of India under Sec. 17 of Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

(III). Consideration of applications received from various Mines Establishments for permission for Retrenchment, Lay-Off and Closure under the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.