Industrial Relation Code, 2020

The Industrial Relation Code,2020 is one of the four codes, introduced to replace the the existing labour laws in India. The Code has recieved president's assent on 28th September,2020, but the date of implementation is yet to be notified..

The Industrial Relation Code,2020 amalgamates 3 existing labour acts namely:

  1. The Trade Unions Act,1926
  2. The Industrial Employement (Standing Orders) Act,1946
  3. The Industrial Disputes Act,1947

The states are releasing the draft of Industrial Relations Code, applicable in the respective areas and the release status is

State/UT Draft status

S.No State Status Available at
1 Andaman and Nicobar Draft Awaited
2 Andhra Pradesh Released on 18th June 2022 THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS (ANDHRA PRADESH STATE) RULES, 2022
3 Arunachal Pradesh Draft Awaited
4 Assam Released on 30th November 2021 The Assam Industrial Relations Rules
5 Bihar Released on 1st March 2021 The Industrial Relations Rules, Bihar
6 Central Released on 2nd August 2019 The Industrial Relation Code
7 Chandigarh Released Chandigarh Industrial Relations Code
8 Chhattisgarh Released on 29th September 2021 Chhattisgarh Code on Wages
9 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Draft Awaited
10 Delhi Draft Awaited
11 Goa Released on 21st October 2021 The Industrial Relations (Goa) Rules,2021
12 Gujarat Released on 5th October 2021 Industrial Relations Code Gujarat Rules
13 Haryana Released on 16th September 2021 Industrial Relations Code Haryana Rules
14 Himachal Pradesh Released on 29th September 2021 Himachal Pradesh Industrial Relations Code Rules
15 Jammu and Kashmir Released on 15th January 2021 Industrial Relation (Jammu and Kashmir) Rules
16 Jharkhand Released on 14th July 2021 Industrial Relation (Jharkhand) Rules
17 Karnataka Released on 3rd March 2021 Industrial Relation (Karnataka) Rules
18 Kerala Released on 30th December 2021 Kerala Industrial Relations Rules
19 Ladakh Released in April 2022 Industrial Relations (Ladakh) Rules
20 Lakshadweep Draft Awaited
21 Madhya Pradesh Released on 9th Feburary 2021 Madhya Pradesh Industrial Relation Rules
22 Maharashtra Released on 3rd December 2021 Maharashtra Code on Wages Rules
23 Manipur Released on 19th November 2021 Industrial Relations (Manipur)
24 Meghalaya Draft Awaited
25 Mizoram Draft Awaited
26 Nagaland Draft Awaited
27 Odisha Released on 11th May 2021 Odisha Industrial Relations Rules
28 Puducherry Released on 2nd Feb 2022 Puducherry Industrial Relations Recognition of Negotiating Union or Negotiating Council and Adjudication of Disputes of Trade Unions Rules , 2021
29 Punjab Released on 5th March 2021 Industrial Relations (Punjab) Rules
30 Rajasthan Draft Awaited
31 Sikkim Draft Awaited
32 Tamil Nadu Released on 11th April 2022 Industrial Relations (Tamil Nadu)
33 Telangana Released on 29th September 2021 Industrial Relations (Telangana State)
34 Tripura Released on 16th June 2021 Tripura Industrial Relations Code
35 Uttar Pradesh Released on 18th Feburary 2021 Uttar Pradesh Industrial Relation Rules
36 Uttarakhand Released on 25th Feburary 2021 Uttarakhand Industrial Relation Rules
37 West Bengal Draft Awaited

After the implementation, the principal employer will have to maintain/submit the following reports under the code

Form No Name Rule Submission By
Form I Memorandum of settlement arrived at during conciliation/ or settlement arrived at between the employer and his workers otherwise than in the course of conciliation proceeding Rule 2 Employee & Establishment
Form II Notice of change of service conditions by employer Rule 16 Establishment
Form III Agreement of voluntary arbitration Rule 17 Employee & Establishment
Form IV Authorization by a worker, group of worker, employer, group of employer to be represented in a proceding before the authority Rule 19, Rule 39 and Rule 40 Employee & Establishment
Form V Form of Oath of Office for judicial member or administrative member of National Industrial Tribunal Rule 20 and Rule 21 Registering Authority
Form VI Application to be submitted before the Tribunal in the matter not settled by the conciliation officer Rule 22 Registering Authority
Form VII Notice of strike to be given by Union Rule 23 Employee
Form VIII Notice of lock-out to be given by employer of an industrial establishment Rule 24 Establishment
Form IX Notice of Intimation of Retrenchment/ Closure to be given by an employer to the central government Rule 25 and Rule 27 Establishment
Form X Application for permission of Lay-off/ Continuation of Lay-off/ Retrenchment/Closure to be given by an employer/ industrial establishment/ Undertaking to the central government Rule 28, 29,31 and 33 Establishment
Form XI Notice to employer who has committed an offence for the first time Rule 36 Registering Authority
Form XII Complaint Rule 38

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