Equal Remuneration Act Essay

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[Act 25 of 1976 amended by Act 49 of 1987] CONTENTS CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY 1. Short title, extent and commencement. 2. Definitions. 3. Act to have overriding erect. CHAPTER II PAYMENT OF REMUNERATION AT EQUAL RATES TO MEN AND WOMEN WORKERS AND OTHER MATTERS 4. Duty of employer to pay equal remuneration to men and women workers for same work or work of similar nature. 5. No discrimination to be made while recruiting men and women workers. 6. Advisory Committee. 7. Power of appropriate Government to appoint authorities for hearing and deciding claims and complaints. CHAPTER III MISCELLANEOUS 8. Duty of employers to maintain registers. 9. Inspectors. 10. Penalties. 11. Offences by companies. 12. Cognizance and
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(2) The Ordinance also ensures that there will be no discrimination against recruitment of women and provides for the setting up of Advisory committees to promote employment opportunities for women. (3) The Bill seeks to replace the Ordinance.1 CHAPTER – I PRELIMINARY 1. Short title, extend and commencement. -- (1) This Act may be called the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. (2) It extends to the whole of India. (3) It shall come into force on such date, not being later than three years from the passing of this Act, as the Central Government may, by notification, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different establishments or employments. 2. Definitions. -- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, -(a) “appropriate Government” means – (i) in relation to any employment carried on by or under the authority of the Central Government or a railway administration, or in relation to a banking company, a mine, oilfield or major port or any corporation established by or under a Central Act, the Central Government, and in relation to any other employment, the State Government;


(b) “commencement of this Act” means, in relation to an establishment or employment, the date on which this Act comes into force in respect of that establishment or employment;

Ordinance 12 of 1975, promulgated by the President on Sept. 26, 1975.

3 (c) “employer” has the meaning assigned to it in clause (f) of Section 2 of the Payment of

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