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Kumarsan76
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Workers participation committee is essential in production oriented company. We can discuss about this. Would you pls discuss about the below things who are experienced & well known about this subject. I think it will be helpful for many of us. The subject may the following (but not limited)
1. Worker committee procedure of policy
2. What is its function?
3. How can it be formed or formation procedure?
4. What are the eligibility of the members?
5. How the committee will work?
6. What documentation need to maintain?
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E.Kumaresan
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WORKS COMMITTEE

Chapter 2 under Article 3 of Industrial Disputes Act 1947 deals the Works Committee.

Works Committee: - In the Case of any industrial establishment in which one hundred or more workmen are employed or have been employed on any day in the preceding twelve months, the appropriate Government may be prescribed manner a Works Committee consisting of representatives of employers and workmen engaged in the establishment so however, that the number of representatives of workmen on the Committee shall not be less than the number of representatives of the employer. The representatives of the workmen shall be chosen in the prescribed manner from among the workmen engaged in the establishment and in consultation with their trade union, if any, registered under the Indian Trade Unions Act,1926 (XVI of 1926).

It shall be the duty of Works Committee to promote measures for securing and preserving amity and good relations between the employer and workmen and, to that end to comment upon matters of their common interest or concern and endeavour to compose any material difference of opinion in respect of such matters.
Dear Kumaresan,

Sh Rajesh Kantubhukta has briefly mentioned about the formation of the Works committee and its functions.I would like to correct him that it is formed under Section 3 and NOT under Article 3 of Industrial Disputes Act 1947.I would like to answer your queries in seriatim as under:-

1. Worker committee procedure of policy- The Works committee is not formed under any policy of the production oriented company rather it is a statutory requirement under Section 3 of Industrial Disputes Act 1947, where one hundred or more workmen are employed or have been employed on any day in the preceding twelve months. As such it is obligatory on the part of employer.

2. What is its function?- The duty of the Works Committee shall be (i) to promote measure for securing and preserving amenity and good relations between the employer and workmen (ii) to comment upon matters of their common interest or or of their concern and (iii) to endeavour to compose any material difference of opinion on matters of common interest.

3. How can it be formed or formation procedure?- All the states have framed their Rules basing on the Industrial Disputes Act 1947 as such you need to refer to the state rules where your company is located.For instance Rules 38 to 57 of Chapter VII of the Industrial Disputes (Central) Rules,1957 deals with the complete procedure of its formation in respect of the establishments where Central Govt is the appropriate Govt.

4. What are the eligibility of the members?- You need to refer to the state rules However the Industrial Disputes (Central) Rules,1957 provides that (i) Any workman of not less than 19 years of age and with a service of not less than one year in the establishment may, if nominated as provided in these rules,can be a candidate for election as a representative of the workmen on the committee.

(ii) All workmen who are not less than 18 years of age and who have put in not less than 6 months’ continuous service in the establishment shall be entitled to vote in the election of the representative or workmen.

5. How the committee will work?- The Works Committee shall at its first meeting regulate its own procedure.It shall meet as often as necessary but not less often than once in three months.The representative of the workmen shall be deemed to be on duty while attending the meeting.The employer shall provide accommodation for holding meetings of the Committee. He shall also provide all necessary facilities to the Committee and to the members thereof for carrying out the work of the Committee. The functions of the Works committee has already been mentioned in para 2 above.

6. What documentation need to maintain?- The employer shall submit half yearly returns in Form G-1 in triplicate to the concerned ALC (Central) by 20th of the month following the half year.





BS Kalsi

Member since Aug 2011
rajesh explained rightly. Furthe, Thread starter should read Act pertaining query so that thread starter can read and learn.
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