Contracts in India
The Active Population in Figures
- For Further Statistics
Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation
- For Further Information About the Labor Market
Employees State Insurance Corporation, New Delhi
Employees' Provident Fund Organization, New Delhi
ILO, The representation of the International Labor Organization in India
Management of Human Resources
- Method of Recruitment
- Advertising, Employment Exchanges, Educational Institutions, Direct recruitment.
- Recruitment Agencies
- National Employment Exchanges (Public), Employment Agencies (Private), Labor Contractors (Private)
- Recruitment Websites
The Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGET)
Central Employment Exchange, Delhi
Naurkri.com (a web-based private job site in India)
MonsterIndia.com (a web-based private job site in India)
JobsAhead.com (a web-based private job site in India)
Careerjet (an employment search engine for India)
- Type of Contract
1. Permanent (more than 90%)
- Breach of Contracts
- Several forms: general resignation, resignation for one’s own convenience, resignation by agreement, resignation by employee’s request, voluntary retirement, etc.
- According to the Indian law, an employer has a right to terminate the services of an employee without giving a reason, though this position has been weakened through various court orders.
However, employees cannot be dismissed while they are on sickness leave or disablement leave or on maternity leave.
- Other Possible Methods
- Collective dismissals due to economic reasons, disciplinary dismissals, resignation as per the terms of contract.
- Cases of Dispute
- Wages and allowance (21.5%), Personnel (9.4%), Indiscipline (41%), Bonus (3.5%), Retrenchment and lay-offs (0.6%), Charter of demands (7%), Work norms (1.1%).
- Legal Framework
- Under sec. 2(a) of the IESA, a worker dissatisfied with his or her termination of employment is entitled to raise the matter as a labor dispute with an officer from the conciliation department of the Ministry of Labor. The officer will attempt to conciliate the matter and must submit a report to the Government if conciliation fails, pending a decision from the governmental authority on whether the matter merits adjudication before the Labor Court or Tribunal
- The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act (IESA), 1946, and the Industrial Disputes Act (IDA), 1947.
- Social Dialogue and Involvement of Social Partners
- With some exceptions, India has company unions rather than trade unions. These are often affiliated with national labor organizations. Political parties promote various trade unions. The bargaining power of the unions is declining as the government pushes forward its reform agenda.
- Unionization Rate
- Although there are more than 7 million unionized workers, unions represent less than 25% of the workers in the organized sector (primarily in state-owned organizations), and less than 2% percent of the total work force.
- Regulation Bodies
Ministry of Labor and Employment
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