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Notices to over 30 entities for violating labour laws

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GUWAHATI, May 4 - The Assam government has slapped notices to over 30 private establishments across the State for violating labour laws, warning that if they fail to comply within a week, legal action would be initiated against them.

Labour Commissioner Narayan Konwar today told The Assam Tribune that simultaneous inspections were carried out in establishments spread across ten districts of the State on May 2 last.

�Around 30 to 35 establishments were inspected. Violations were found in all the establishments. In some establishments, minor violations were found and in others, there were some major non-compliances. Besides minimum wages, the teams assessed worksite hygiene, PF, ESI, overtime dues, appointment letter, etc.,� he said.

The inspection teams also comprised police personnel and a magistrate. One establishment at Dhubri was closed down following the inspection, while an FIR was lodged against one at Sivasagar.

The inspections were carried out in the upper Assam districts, Sonitpur, Kamrup (Metro) and Dhubri.

The common violation found in the inspected establishments was related to non-compliance of minimum wages to unskilled workers.

�We have decided to hold such inspections every month. The basic intention is that the workers will have to get their dues. The employers will have to comply with the labour laws or face prosecution,� added Konwar.

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Notices to over 30 entities for violating labour laws

GUWAHATI, May 4 - The Assam government has slapped notices to over 30 private establishments across the State for violating labour laws, warning that if they fail to comply within a week, legal action would be initiated against them.

Labour Commissioner Narayan Konwar today told The Assam Tribune that simultaneous inspections were carried out in establishments spread across ten districts of the State on May 2 last.

�Around 30 to 35 establishments were inspected. Violations were found in all the establishments. In some establishments, minor violations were found and in others, there were some major non-compliances. Besides minimum wages, the teams assessed worksite hygiene, PF, ESI, overtime dues, appointment letter, etc.,� he said.

The inspection teams also comprised police personnel and a magistrate. One establishment at Dhubri was closed down following the inspection, while an FIR was lodged against one at Sivasagar.

The inspections were carried out in the upper Assam districts, Sonitpur, Kamrup (Metro) and Dhubri.

The common violation found in the inspected establishments was related to non-compliance of minimum wages to unskilled workers.

�We have decided to hold such inspections every month. The basic intention is that the workers will have to get their dues. The employers will have to comply with the labour laws or face prosecution,� added Konwar.