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THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS CODE, 2020, 2020

Related Legislation: - Industrial Disputes Act, 1947

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Chapter I - Preliminary

1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions

Chapter II - Bi-Partite Forums

3. Works Committee
4. Grievance Redressal Committee

Chapter III - Trade Unions

5. Registrar of Trade Unions
6. Criteria for Registration
7. Provisions to be contained in Constitution or rules of Trade Union
8. Application for registration, alteration of name and procedure thereof
9. Registration of Trade Union and cancellation thereof
10. Appeal against non-registration or cancellation of registration
11. Communication to Trade Union and change in registration particulars
12. Incorporation of a registered Trade Union
13. Certain Acts not to apply to registered Trade Unions
14. Recognition of negotiating union or negotiating council
15. Objects of general fund, composition of separate fund and membership fee of Trade Union
16. Immunity from civil suit in certain cases
17. Criminal Conspiracy in furtherance of objects of Trade Union
18. Enforceability of agreements
19. Right to Inspect books of Trade Union
20. Rights of minor to membership of Trade Union
21. Disqualification of office-bearers of Trade Unions
22. Adjudication of disputes of Trade Union
23. Proportion of office-bearers to be connected with industry
24. Change of name, amalgamation, notice of change and its effect
25. Dissolution
26. Annual returns
27. Recognition of Trade Unions at Central and State level

Chapter IV - Standing Orders

28. Application of this Chapter
29. Making of model standing orders by Central Government and temporary application
30. Preparation of draft standing orders by employer and procedure for certification
31. Certifying officer and appellate authority to have powers of civil court
32. Appeals
33. Date of operation of standing orders and its availability
34. Register of standing orders
35. Duration and modification of standing orders
36. Oral evidence in contradiction of standing orders not admissible
37. Interpretation, etc., of standing orders
38. Time limit for completing disciplinary proceedings and liability to pay subsistence allowance
39. Power to exempt

Chapter V - Notice of Change

40. Notice of Change
41. Power of Appropriate Government to Exempt
42. Voluntary Reference of Disputes to Arbitration

Chapter VI - Mechanism for Resolution of Industrial Disputes

43. Conciliation Officers
44. Industrial Tribunal
45. Finality of Constitution of Tribunal
46. National Industrial Tribunal
47. Decision of Tribunal or National Industrial Tribunal
48. Disqualifications for members of Tribunals and National Industrial Tribunal
49. Procedure and powers of arbitrator, conciliation officer, Tribunal and national Industrial Tribunal
50. Powers of Tribunal and National Industrial Tribunal to give appropriate relief in case of discharge or dismissal of work

Chapter VII - Mechanism for Resolution of Industrial Disputes

51. Transfer of Pending Cases
52. Adjustment of Services of Presiding Officers under Repealed Act
53. Conciliation and Adjudication of Disputes
54. Reference to and Functions of National Industrial Tribunal
55. Form of award, its Communication and Commencement
56. Payment of Full Wages to Worker Pending Proceedings in High Court
57. Persons on Whom Settlements and Awards are Binding
58. Period of Operation of Settlements and Awards
59. Recovery of Money Due from Employer
60. Commencement and Conclusion of Proceedings
61. Certain Matters to be Kept Confidential

Chapter VIII - Strikes and Lock-Outs

62. Prohibition of Strikes and Lock-Outs
63. Illegal Strikes and Lock-Outs
64. Prohibition of Financial Aid to Illegal Strikes or Lock-Outs

Chapter IX - Layoff, Retrenchment and Closure

65. Application of Sections 67 to 69
66. Definition of Continuous Services
67. Rights of Workers Laid-off for Compensation etc.
68. Duty of an Employer to Maintain Muster Rolls of Workers
69. Workers not Entitled for Compensation in Certain Cases
70. Conditions Precedent to Retrenchment of Workers
71. Procedure for Retrenchment
72. Re-employment of Retrenched Workers
73. Compensation of Workers in Case of Transfer of Establishment
74. Sixty Days Notice to be given of Intention to Close Down any Undertaking
75. Compensation to Workers in case of Closing Down of Undertakings
76. Effect of Laws Inconsistent with this Chapter

Chapter X-Special Provisions Relating to Lay-Off, Retrenchment and Closure in Certain Establishments

77. Applications of this Chapter
78. Prohibition of Lay-Offs
79. Conditions Precedent to Retrenchment of Workers to Which Chapter X Applies
80. Procedure for closing down an industrial establishment
81. Duty of an Employer to Maintain Muster Rolls of Workers
82. Certain provisions of Chapter IX to apply to industrial establishment to which this Chapter applies

Chapter XI - Worker Re-Skilling Fund

83. Worker re-skilling Fund

Chapter XII - Unfair Labour Practices

84. Prohibition of Unfair Labour Practice

Chapter XIII - Offenses and Penalties

85. Power of Officers of Appropriate Government to Impose Penalty in Certain Cases
86. Penalties
87. Cognizance of Offenses
88. Offenses by Companies
89. Composition of Offenses

Chapter XIV - Miscellaneous

90. Conditions of service, etc., to remain unchanged under certain circumstances during pendency of proceedings
91. Special provision for adjudication as to whether conditions of service, etc., changed during pendency of proceedings
92. Power to Transfer Certain Proceedings
93. protection of Persons
94. Representation of Parties
95. Removal of doubts in interpretation of award or settlement
96. Power to Exempt
97. Jurisdiction of civil courts barred
98. Protection of action taken in good faith
99. Power of appropriate Government to make rules
100. Delegation of Powers
101. power to Amend Schedules
102. Amendment of Act 7 of 2017.
103. Power to remove difficulties
104. Repeal and Savings