Government clears Code of Industrial Relations Bill
On 20 Nov, Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Code on Industrial Relations (IR) Bill, 2019. The Union government withdrew its proposal to give big companies flexibility to off workers without seeking official consent. The government has proposed to introduce the concept of fixed-term employment in labour laws to help industries in hiring contract workers directly.
Last year, the government had notified fixed-term employment rules but it was only applicable to the industry come under the governance sphere of the Centre.