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Equal Remuneration Act, 1976

Related Legislation: Equal Remuneration Rules, 1976   

ABOUT THE ACT

Objectives:

The Equal Remuneration Act act provides for payment of equal remuneration to men and women workers, for the same work and prevents discrimination on the grounds of sex against women in the matter of employment, recruitment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. This Act was promulgated to give effect to Article 39 of the Constitution which envisages that State shall direct its policy, among other things, towards securing that: there is equal pay for equal work for both men and women.


Applicability

The Equal Remuneration Act extends to the whole of India and applies to the establishments or employments notified by the Central Government.The Act is now applicable to almost every kind of establishments. The Act is not applicable If the term and conditions of a women's employment in complying with any requirement gives them special treatment in connection with i) the birth or expected birth of a child, or ii) the terms and conditions relating to retirement, marriage or death or to any provision made in connection with the retirement, marriage or death


Related Sections Of The Act

Section 1:  Short title, extent and commencement
Section 1:  Short title, extent and commencement
Section 3:  Act to have overriding effect
Section 3:  Act to have overriding effect
Section 15:  Act not to apply in certain special cases
Section 15:  Act not to apply in certain special cases

Important Definitions

Section 2A:  Appropriate government
Section 2A:  Appropriate government
Section 2C:  Employer
Section 2C:  Employer
Section 2G:  Remuneration
Section 2G:  Remuneration
Section 2H:  Same work or work of a similar nature
Section 2H:  Same work or work of a similar nature
Section 2I:  Worker
Section 2I:  Worker

Related Notifications

S.O. 2257 -   Notification regarding applicability of act to flight stewards and air hostesses dated 15-June-1979
S.O. 2257 -   Notification regarding applicability of act to flight stewards and air hostesses dated 15-June-1979
S.O. 2257 -   Notification regarding applicability of act to flight stewards and air hostesses dated 15-June-1979
S.O. 2257 -   Notification regarding applicability of act to flight stewards and air hostesses dated 15-June-1979