Government of Karnataka exempts the IT/ITES based industries for further five years

Jun 04, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The State Government of Karnataka on May 25, 2019, has exempted IT/ ITES/ startups/ animation/ gaming/ computer graphics/ telecom/ BPO/ KPO/ other knowledge based industries from the applicability of Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 for a period of further five years from the date of the publication of this Notification in the Official Gazette. The Standing Orders will remain exempted till the year 2024. 

The above mentioned establishments are exempted from the application of various provisions of the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, subject to the following conditions:

 Each shall constitute Internal Committee as per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and Rules framed thereunder.

 Each shall constitute a Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC) consisting of equal number of persons representing employer and employees, to address any complaint/ grievances of any of the employee. The GRC shall be empowered to handle all types of complaints/ grievances of the employee within a reasonable timeframe.

 Each shall intimate information about the cases of disciplinary action like suspension, discharge, termination, demotion, dismissal etc. of its employees to the Jurisdictional Deputy Labour Commissioner and Commissioner of Labour in Karnataka.

 Any information regarding service conditions of the employees of any above mentioned establishment sought by the Jurisdictional Deputy Labour Commissioner or Commissioner of Labour in Karnataka shall be promptly and fully submitted by every employer within the reasonable timeframe fixed by the authority.

[Notification No. LD 194 LET 2016]

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