Labour Law & Hr Consultant
Pan Singh Dangwal
Joint Manager
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I need your help for a matter of great importance. I am due to meet a company keen on opening a mega school in New Delhi.
I have done my research but need to know the legal compliance that need to be followed specifically for a school in New Delhi.
Can anyone shred some light on the same. Your inputs will be greatly useful and helpful to me.

From India, Mumbai
Dear Anuradha,
This Forum is specifically to give suggestion on matters related to HR, Employment Laws, IR and Statutory compliance.
You are asking legal compliance of the school which may be much broader. Moreover, you have not stated your designation / perspective with the school.
You have also done some research, if you have any specific query on any matter than share the particular topic / matter.
Please give more details, so that senior members can share their knowledge and experience on the matter.

From India, Delhi
Dear Pan Singh
Let me rephrase.
The concept here is all legal compliance that are besides the preview of Companies Act 2013 which are then entrusted to HR.
So in a nut shell anything that is not related to Finance and Accounts would be my responsibility.
As for the designation I am not sure but would be HOD of HR for sure.
Please help based on this info.

From India, Mumbai
Dear Ms. Anuradha,
Hope that I need not elaborate the applicability of various Labour Laws to an educational institution employing teaching and non teaching members of staff as you are an experienced HR manager.
The ID Act, 1947, EPF Act, 1952, PGAct, 1972, Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961 if buses/vans are run by the school, the Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vaccancies) Act etc are applicable to private educational institutions. In addition, please check with the State Education Department for any State Law covering the service conditions of the teachers employed in private schools.
Legal compliance is not different from that of any industrial establishment within the purview of such laws.

From India, Salem
Dear Anuradha,
Since you are joining to very high designation, hence the basic legal compliance checklist not needed. Moreover, Umakanthan sir already elaborated in legal context as well.
Still I would like to state some basic and specific Act, Policies which may be required in a mega School.
Pls note some basic compliance:-
Bonus Act
Gratuity Act,
Minimum Wages Act,
Payment of Wages Act
Maternity Benefit Act,
The ID Act, 1947
Leave rules / Leave Policy (as applicable under the Act)
Sexual Harassment of Woman Act,
The prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012
The Employees Compensation Act
The Motor Vehicle Act, 1988
Motor Transport Worker Act, 1961
CL (R&A) Act, 1970 or CL (R&A) Central Rule, 1971
Further you may be required to frame some policies / processes in order to comply the various Acts and maintain discipline and motivation aspects:-
Employee related data / docs
Students related data / docs
Recruitment Policy
Separation Policy
Performance appraisal Policy
Grievance and Behavior Policy
Incentive Policy
Loan Policy
Staff Promotion Policy
Travel / Conveyance Policy
Policy for Fee subsidy to staff and Perq valuation as per IT Act
I have elaborated the matter in much detail (arranged from various sources). Some of them may be not applicable on the first instance. But for a better working culture you can initiate the above as per requirement and your convenience.
Fellow senior members can throw more light to help the requester.

From India, Delhi
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