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Section 9B – Industrial Disputes Act, 1947

Industrial Disputes Act, 1947


9B. Power of Government to exempt


Where the appropriate Government is of opinion that the application of the provisions of section 9. A to any class of industrial establishments or to any class of workmen employed in any industrial establishment affect the employers in relation thereto so prejudicially that such application may cause serious repercussion on the industry concerned and that public interest so requires, the appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that the provisions of the said section shall not apply or shall apply, subject to such conditions as may be specified in the notification, to that class of industrial establishments or to that class of workmen employed in any industrial establishment.]1




1. On the enforcement of section 7 of Act 46 of 1982, a new chapter IIB shall stand inserted as directed in section 7 of that Act. For the Text of section 7 of that Act, see Appendix.


“Chapter II-B




9-C. Setting up of Grievance Redressal Machinery.


(1) Every industrial establishment employing twenty or more workmen shall have one or more Grievance Redressal Committee for the resolution of disputes arising out of individual grievances.


(2) The Grievance Redressal Committee shall consist of equal number of members from the employer and the workmen.


(3) The Chairperson of the Grievance Redressal Committee shall be selected from the employer and from among the workmen alternatively on rotation basis every year.


(4) The total number of members of the Grievance Redressal Committee shall not exceed more than six:


Provided that there shall be, as far as practicable, one woman member if the Grievance Redressal Committee has two members and in case the number of members are more than two, the number of women members may be increased proportionately.


(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, the setting up of Grievance Redressal Committee shall not affect the right of the workman to raise industrial dispute on the same matter under the provisions of this Act.


(6) The Grievance Redressal Committee may complete its proceedings within thirty days on receipt of a written application by or on behalf of the aggrieved party.


(7) The workman who is aggrieved of the decision of the Grievance Redressal Committee may prefer an appeal to the employer against the decision of Grievance Redressal Committee and the employer shall, within one month from the date of receipt of such appeal, dispose of the same and send a copy of his decision to the workman concerned.


(8) Nothing contained in this section shall apply to the workmen for whom there is an established Grievance Redressal Mechanism in the establishment concerned.”



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