Jan 01, 2017

The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) (Karnataka) (Amendment) Rules, 2016

By way of notification no. LD 267 LET 2016 dated December 19, 2016, the Government of Karnataka has amended the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) (Karnataka) Rules, 1974 to remove the restriction on female contract labourers from being employed before 6:00 A.M. or after 7:00 P.M. in the State of Karnataka, subject to the fulfilment of, inter alia, the following conditions: (i) provision of free transport facilities with adequate security; (ii) posting of adequate number of security guards; (iii) provision of sufficient rest rooms with adequate water supply separately for female employees; (iv) cost of crèche facilities obtained by the woman to be borne by the establishment; and (v) pre-employment screening of the employer’s drivers. Breach of any of these conditions will attract the withdrawal of the license issued to the contractor, under the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970. This notification will become effective from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.




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