ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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LABOUR- Reference of Industrial Disputes for Adjudication- Government s Collusion with Employers

LABOUR Reference of Industrial Disputes for Adjudication Government's Collusion with Employers Gurbir Singh IN the jungle of the Indian industrial dispute machinery, the government has been assigned the task of trying to bring about conciliation between warring employers and their workmen, and if that fails to refer the matter for adjudication to labour and industrial tribunals. Under Sec 10 (1) and 12 of the Industrial Disputes Act, conciliation officers of the respective state government labour departments are required to investigate disputes brought before them by cither party, and try and bring about a settlement. If no settlement can be reached, under Sec 12 (5) of the Act, the state labour ministry, after perusing the "failure report" of the conciliation officer and having been convinced that an industrial dispute exists, is required to refer the matter to a labour court or industrial tribunal, depending on the nature of the dispute, for judicial decision.

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