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Labour Ministry extends utility service status for three industries

Labour Ministry in its recent notification said that it is in public interest that services of these three industries, covered under different schedules of the Industrial Disputes Act are declared as public utility service for another six months.

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Last Updated: Oct 18, 2019, 04.48 PM IST
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It had last notified the public utility status for these industries in April 2019.
Labour ministry has extended the public utility service status of three industries vis processing, production or distribution of fuel gases, industrial establishments manufacturing or producing nuclear fuel and components, heavy water and allied chemicals and atomic energy and banking industry under the Industrial Disputes Act as public utility services for next six months, starting from October.

In three different notifications issued on October 17, the ministry said it is in the public interest that services of these industries covered under different schedules of the Act are declared as public utility service for another six months. It had last notified the public utility status for these industries in April 2019.

"And whereas the Central government is of the opinion that public interest requires the extension of the public utility service status to the said industrial establishments for a further period of six months," it said.

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