As per the Factory Act 1948 when we can upgrade unskilled to semi-skilled workers?
From India, Gurgaon

Factories Act is an Act which provides for the health, welfare and security of the workers employed in a factory. It does not speak anything about the employee skill levels, wages or service conditions. The only Act which categorises employees into unskilled, semi skilled, skilled and highly skilled is the Minimum Wages Act and that also does not speak how to promote an employee from unskilled to semi skilled or from semi skilled to skilled. That means it depends on the employer to decide whether one is unskilled or skilled. It normally depends on the education/training obtained and the level of supervision required for a worker to get the work done. As such if a worker has no formal education or training in the particular work he can be put under unskilled. One who has obtained basic training but cannot work without any direct supervision he shall be put under semi skilled. One who has obtained know how to do a work independently without a supervisor guiding him can be put under Skilled. The cream of skilled workers who can even manage the show in the absence of supervisor will be put under highly skilled worker.

If, in order to reduce the burden of payment of wages, an employer keeps an employee under unskilled, it can be questioned by the worker concerned but the decision to upgrade his wages depends on the employer's decision. The worker has to establish the above parameters so as to get an upgradation. In a Unionised environment it will be easy to but in other circumstances, the employer will keep the worker under semi skilled so long as he is not going to leave the organisation. Naturally, when he shows the sign that he is employable and will get an opportunity as a skilled worker some where else, the employer will offer a promotion or grade change to skilled worker. This is how the categorisation works in general.

From India, Kannur

Hi Dubey,

In response to your query, the process of upgrading unskilled workers to semi-skilled workers typically involves providing the necessary training and skill development programs to equip them with the knowledge and expertise required for their new roles.

This may include specialized training in specific areas of the production process or machinery operation, as well as ongoing assessment and evaluation to track their progress and ensure they meet the criteria for semi-skilled status.

Furthermore, it is important to adhere to any additional regulations or guidelines set forth by local labour authorities or industry-specific governing bodies to ensure that the transition from unskilled to semi-skilled workers is carried out in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.. It is crucial to prioritize the well-being and professional development of all workers within the framework of the Factory Act and other relevant regulations.


From India, Bangalore

What have been posted by two learned friends, I would like to add that there is a standard method called " Trade Test " for the specific trade under Semi skilled to be conducted before finalization of promotion from Un skilled to Semi Skilled. If qualified, then promotion can be awarded.

S K Bandyopadhyay ( WB , Howrah)
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From India, New Delhi

The supervisor recommends the names of workmen for their upgradation to next higher skill category.
The workmen recommended by the seniors and respective supervisors have to face the Trade Test to prove their competency on higher skill category. The workman has to prove that he has got the acquired skill.
The department heads send the workmen list to HR department for the assesment of skill. In most factory there is a separate department under Training & Development, also a committee. The department conducts Trade Test of the workmen both job test, written test and oral test. The upgradation is done once the candidate pass the trade test and accordingly the committee gives/issues Trade Pass certificate and recommendation to HR department.

From India, Mumbai
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