Labour Ministry extends public utility service status on iron and steel industry for another 6 months

The Labour Ministry extends public utility service status on the iron and steel industry for another 6 months.

The notification stated that the Central Government is satisfied that the public interest so requires that the services engaged in the iron and steel industry, which is covered under item 7 of the First Schedule to the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, to be a public utility service for the purposes of the said Act.

It added that the Central Government has lastly declared the said industry to be a public utility service for the purposes of the said Act vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour and Employment number S.O. 2729 (E), dated 7th July, 2021 for a period of six months with effect from the 18th July, 2021

Notification 

It is now notified that the Central Government is of the opinion that public interest requires the extension of the public utility service status to the said industry for a further period of six months, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to sub-clause (vi) of clause (n) of section 2 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (14 of 1947), the Central Government declared the services engaged in the iron and steel industry to be a public utility service for the purposes of the said Act for a further period of six months from the date of publication of the notification. 

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