Essay on Equal Remuneration Act

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Equal Remuneration Act 1976 - Presentation Transcript

1. Equal Remuneration Act 1976 By : Rajnikant George Kumari Laxmi 2. INTODUCTION o The principle of equal work to men and women worker has been gaining increasing acceptance all over the world. In many countries, law have been passed prohibiting discrimination between men and women in matters relating to payment of wages for similar work. o The State Policy article 39 of the Constitution envisages that the State shall direct its policy, among other things, towards securing that there is equal pay for equal work for both men and women. o The International Women’s Year, President of India promulgated the Equal Remuneration Ordinance, 1975 on 26th
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o (h) “Same work or work of a similar nature” means work in respect of which the skill, effort and responsibility required are the same, when performed under similar working conditions, by a man or a woman and the differences, if any, between the skill, effort and responsibility required of a man and those required of a woman are not of practical importance in relation to the terms and conditions of employment o (i) “Worker” means a worker in any establishment or employment in respect of which this Act has come into force; o (j) Words and expressions used in this Act and not defined but defined in the o Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (14 of 1947), shall have the meaning respectively assigned to them that act. o “ An act to provide for the payment of equal remuneration to men and women workers and for the prevention of

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