The Modi government has released a draft for work from home, with the new rules likely to take effect in April

The Ministry of Labor has sought feedback from shareholders on the draft model standing order for the manufacturing, mining and services sectors. This will enable the ministry to determine standards related to service conditions and employee behavior. The Ministry of Labor and Employment said in a statement on Saturday, “Under Section 29 of the 2020 Industrial Relations Code, the Central Government has published in the official Gazette a draft of the Model Standing Order for the Manufacturing, Mining and Services Sector.” Suggestions / objections have been sought from shareholders within 30 days. The draft order was notified on 31 December 2020.

Formalize the concept of work from home

The three model standing orders encourage employers to use information technology to provide information to their employees electronically. Model standing order in the service sector The concept of work from home formalizes work from home.

Individual model for the first time for the service sector

For the first time, a separate model standing order has been prepared for the service sector, taking into account the needs of the sector, the statement said. Labor Minister Santosh Kumar Ganguly said, “This model standing order will create solidarity in the country’s industry.” Their purpose is to formalize service-related matters.

Working hours in accordance with the terms of employment between the employer and the employee

The draft order for the services sector states that in the case of the IT sector, the terms of employment between the employer and the employee will be in accordance with the terms of reference. Rail travel facilities have been extended to all workers in the mining sector. So far this facility is only available to coal miners. The ministry said the three models have maintained uniformity in the standing order. However, some flexibility will be available according to the needs of the region.


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