Consider the following statements:
As per the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central (Amendment) Rules, 2018
- if rules for fixed-term employment are implemented, it becomes easier for the firms/companies to lay off workers
- no notice of termination of employment shall be necessary in the case of temporary workman
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
- Statement 1 is correct. The government has indeed introduced fixed-term employment for all sectors through an amendment to the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central Rules, 1946. This allows companies to have more flexibility in hiring and firing workers and reduces the involvement of middlemen.
- Statement 2 is also correct. According to the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central (Amendment) Rules, 2018, a fixed-term employment workman is defined as someone who has been hired based on a written contract for a specific duration. In the case of temporary workmen, including monthly rated, weekly rated, piece rated, probationers, or badli workmen, no notice of termination is required.