AND FUNCTIONS OF THE CONCILIATION MACHINERY
EMPLOYMENT (STANDING ORDERS) ACT, 1946
DISPUTES ACT, 1947
PROVISIONS OF THE INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE ACT 1947
AND POWERS OF CONCILIATION OFFICERS
OF CONCILIATION OFFICERS
OF WORKMEN DURING PENDENCY OF CONCILIATION PROCEEDINGS
Puducherry CATERING ESTABLISHMENTS
OF THE PUBLIC
OF INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES CASES DISPOSED
HISTORY OF THE OFFICE
Conciliation Machinery functions as a separate entity since 1975-76
after it was bifurcated from the enforcement machinery. The Labour
Officer (Conciliation) functions as the Head of Office of the
Office of the Labour Officer (Conciliation).
OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE
prime objective of the Office of the Labour Officer (Conciliation)
is to take
prompt and effective action pertaining to investigation and settlement
of industrial disputes amicably so that "Industrial
Harmony" shall be maintained among the industries in Union
Territory of Puducherry. To mention in detail, the objectives
activities so as to maintain industrial peace among the
various industries in the Puducherry Region.
the welfare of the work force through conciliation
by settlement of disputes regarding wage revision and other
the management personnel and workers
regarding their obligations to each other by conducting Training
to take prompt
and effective action for settlement of grievances
and implementation of settlements, awards, decisions and orders.
that unfair labour practices are not adopted
either by the Management or by the Union.
social justice to both employers and employees
and thereby promote industrial progress.
implement the following Central as well as State Acts.
Disputes Act, 1947
Employment(Standing Orders) Act, 1946
Catering Establishment Act, 1964
INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYMENT (STANDING ORDERS)
Act aims to achieve a laudable objective for the protection of
labour by providing uniform and stable conditions of service.
The Act requires employers of certain industrial establishments
to clearly define the conditions of employment i.e. Standing Orders/Service
Rules and to make them known to the workmen employed by them.
If any dispute arises in relation to certified Standing Orders,
the Conciliation Officer will intervene and settle the dispute
in accordance with the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
Industrial Disputes Act,1947 was enacted to secure industrial
peace and harmony by providing machinery and procedure for the
investigation and settlement of Industrial disputes by negotiations
instead of by trial of strength through strikes and lock outs.
"industrial dispute" has three ingredients, viz:-
there should be real and substantial dispute or difference
the dispute or difference must be between employers and or
the dispute or difference must be connected with the employment
or non-employment or terms of employment or with the conditions
of labour of any person
procedures for strikes or lockouts, lay-off, retrenchment, closure
and activities regarded as unfair labour practices are also dealt
under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.
CATERING ESTABLISHMENTS ACT. 1964
Labour Officer (Conciliation) is the appellate authority under
the Puducherry Catering Establishments Act, 1964 and if any case
is received under this Act, enquiries will be conducted and orders
will be issued on merits.
year, One Day Training Programmes on Industrial harmony are being
conducted in order to create a conducive atmosphere in the Industrial
arena. The Training Programme is also aimed to create awareness
of the prevailing labour laws and ensuring the compliance by both
the employers and employees. The Training Programme is conducted
in co-ordination with Central Board for Workers' Education, Chennai.
To encourage the Good Industrial Relationship between the workers
and the Management, the "Good Industrial Relations Awards"
are also presented to the winners every year.
The public can approach the Labour Officer (Conciliation),
Puducherry and the Assistant Inspectors of Labour for providing
all the necessary guidance and for suitable action.
The Labour Officer(Conciliation)/Assistant Inspectors of Labour
will arrange for conciliation between the parties to the dispute
so as to arrive at a mutually agreeable solution.
Any application/communication intended for the Office of the
Labour Officer (Conciliation), Puducherry shall be in triplicate
and will be received by a staff authorized in this behalf.
All the industrial disputes referred to this Conciliation
Machinery will be taken up immediately and the replies will
be sent within 15 days.
In case of a likely or inevitable delay in replying, this
office will promptly communicate the reasons thereof.
If the public is having any grievance, they may contact the
Labour Officer (Conciliation), Puducherry in the first instance
for redressal of their grievances.
Complaints will be settled within 15 working days of its receipt.
If not, the delay and time taken to resolve will be intimated.
employers and employees of an industrial establishmont are regarded
as two sides of the coin. On the one hand, a great social responsibility
lies on the employers to improve the employment and other conditions
of workers and on the other hand, a similar responsibility rests,
with the employees also to co-operate whole-heartedly towards
increased productivity. Both employers and employees are therefore
required to help the conciliation Machinery by due observance
of labour legislation in letter and spirit and by adopting the
practice of give and take in settling their differences. Practical
suggestion on the conciliation machinery is solicited from the
concerned so as to improve its performance.
to be approached
Industrial Disputes Act
Settlement of Industrial Disputes
in plain paper
Concerned areaConciliation Officer
Within 14* days from the date of the Application.
60 days fixed by the Government of Puducherry