Equal Remuneration Act

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EQUAL REMUNERATION ACT, 1976
[Act 25 of 1976 amended by Act 49 of 1987] CONTENTS CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY 1. Short title, extent and commencement. 2. Definitions. 3. Act to have overriding erect. CHAPTER II PAYMENT OF REMUNERATION AT EQUAL RATES TO MEN AND WOMEN WORKERS AND OTHER MATTERS 4. Duty of employer to pay equal remuneration to men and women workers for same work or work of similar nature. 5. No discrimination to be made while recruiting men and women workers. 6. Advisory Committee. 7. Power of appropriate Government to appoint authorities for hearing and deciding claims and complaints. CHAPTER III MISCELLANEOUS 8. Duty of employers to maintain registers. 9. Inspectors. 10. Penalties. 11. Offences by companies. 12. Cognizance and trial of offences. 13. Power to make rules. 14. Power of Central Government to give directions. 15. Act not to apply in certain special cases. 16. Power to make declaration. 17. Power to remove difficulties. 18. Repeal and saving. An act to provide for the payment of equal remuneration to men and women workers and for the prevention of discrimination, on the ground of sex, against women in the matter of employment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follow: -

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Prefatory Note – Statement of Objects and Reasons. – Article 39 of Constitution envisages that the State shall direct its policy, among other things, towards securing that there is equal pay for equal work for both men and women. To give effect to this constitutional provision, the President promulgated on the 26th. September, 1975, the Equal Remuneration Ordinance, 1975 so that the provisions of Article 39 of the Constitution may be implemented in the year which is being celebrated as the International Women’s Year. The Ordinance provides for payment of equal…...

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