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Rajasthan                 Amendments in Labour Laws

  1. For applicability of Chapter V-B regarding “pre-condition of permission from the Appropriate Government, notices, compensation for lay-off, retrenchment, closure”, the minimum number of workmen in the industrial establishment is increased from 100 to 300 workmen.
  2. In case of retrenchment or closure, in addition to the prescribed compensation of 15 day’s wage for each completed year of service, an amount equivalent to his three month’s average pay shall also be paid.
  3. For the purpose of recognition of the trade union, the threshold membership of the trade union has been increased from 15% to 30%.
  1. For the purpose of application of the Factories Act, the minimum number of workers has been increased from 10 to 20 in case of factories working with the aid of power; and from 20 to 40 workers for factories without the aid of power.
  2. For taking cognizance of any offence under the Act by the Court, previous sanction in writing by the State Government is mandatory, along with complaint by an inspector.
  3. Provision has been made for compounding of any offence punishable under this Act with fine only, and committed for the first time.
  1. For applicability of the Act, the minimum number of workmen in establishment or with contractor is increased from 20 to 50.