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is it mandatory to involve the workers in the grievances handling committee? what is the mandatory numbers? and under what section it is been madatory? pls. kindly guide.
Dear Vipul

Pl. refer ID Act Chapter II B



9C. (l) Every industrial establishment employing twenty or more workmen shall have one or more Grievance

Redressal Committee for the resolution of disputes arising out of individual grievances.

(2) The Grievance Redressal Committee shall consist of equal number of members from the employer and the


(3) The chairperson of the Grievance Redressal Committee shall be selected from the employer and from

among the workmen alternatively on rotation basis every year.

(4) The total number of members of the Grievance Redressal Committee shall not exceed more than six:

Provided that there shall be, as far as practicable, one woman member if the Grievance Redressal Committee

has two members and in case the number of members are more than two, the number of women members

may be increased proportionately.

(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, the setting up of Grievance Redressal Committee shall

not affect the right of the workman to raise industrial dispute on the same matter under the provisions of this


(6) The Grievance Redressal Committee may complete its proceedings within forty-five days on receipt of a

written application by or on behalf of the aggrieved party.

(7) The workman who is aggrieved of the decision of the Grievance Redressal Committee may prefer an appeal

to the employer against the decision of Grievance Redressal Committee and the employer shall, within one

month from the date of receipt of such appeal, dispose off the same and send a copy of his decision to the

workman concerned.

(8) Nothing contained in this section shall apply to the workmen for whom there is an established Grievance

Redressal Mechanism in the establishment concerned.




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