President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to Maharashtra Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2015 of Maharashtra government to allow women to work in factories in night shifts

The amendment bill amends Section 66(1) (c) of Factories Act, 1948 to ease provisions related to working of women in night shifts in the state.

Key facts

* The amendment of 67-year old Act also makes mandatory for factory managements to ensure security of women working in night shifts.

* Prior to amendment, the section 66(1) (c) of parent Act did not allowed women employees to work in the factories in night shift between from 7 PM and 6 AM.

* Apart from this, the amendment bill also enables workers to be eligible for paid leave after working for 90 days in a year instead of the current 240 days or more.

* Besides this, the amendment also does not make mandatory for workers to take the management’s permission for working overtime. In this regard, the amendment bill has increased the working limit to 115 hours from the current 75 in 3 months.

With this, Maharashtra has joined the list of 6 Indian states that already have allowed women to work in night shifts or are in the process of doing so. They are Rajasthan, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh.

From India, Malappuram

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File Type: pdf Factories (Maharashtra Amendment) Act 2015.pdf (86.0 KB, 2027 views)

Hello All,
I would like to have clarity on this.
In the amendment it is written " on such terms and condition as may be prescribed", who will prescribe the terms and condition, will the Fcatories Rule will have that.
Do they require to get exemption certificate to avail 115, since condition and terms are unknowm..
please provide us with valuable feedback

From India, Gurgaon
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