Labour Codes – Brief – Status of Draft Rules Notified by Centre/State Governments

While the Indian Parliament has already passed all the four Codes with the aim to streamline and simplify the country’s existing and overlapping labour lawswhich also received the President’s assent, appending hereunder the status of draft rules are published by 10 State Governments besides the Central Government.

Brief on Labour Codes as a refresher:-

The Code on Wages, 2019:- aims to regulate wage and bonus payments in all employments and aims at providing equal remuneration to employees performing work of a similar nature in every industry, trade, business, or manufacture.

The Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, 2020:- seeks to regulate the health and safety conditions of workers in establishments with 10 or more workers, and in all mines and docks.

The Code on Social Security, 2020:- consolidates nine laws related to social security and maternity benefits.

The Code on Industrial Relations, 2020:-Aims to improve the business environment in the country largely by reducing the labour compliance burden of industries.


Sl. NoCode Draft Rules*Code on wagesCode on Social SecurityOccupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions CodeIndustrial Relations Code
1Central07/07/202013/11/2020 & 03/06/202119/11/202029/10/2020
2Madhya Pradesh24/12/202001/03/202109/03/202109/02/2021
5Jammu & Kashmir15/01/202115/01/202109/02/202115/01/2021

*These are only draft rules, thus NOT IMPLEMENTED yet.

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