Standing order

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Q-2      Describe standing order under [Section 2(G)]


1.         Meaning

Standing Order means the:

(a)        Orders contained in the Schedule to the Ordinance, 1968.

(b)        Any modification made in pursuance of Section 4.

2.         Enforcement [Section 3]

In every industrial or commercial establishment conditions of employment of workmen and other industrial matters shall be regulated in accordance with the Standing Orders.

3.         Modification [Section 4]

The Standing Orders may be modified by means of collective agreement and not otherwise. However, no such agreement shall take away or diminish any right or benefit available to the workmen under the Schedule.

4.         Posting Of Standing Orders [Section 5]

The text of Standing Orders shall be prominently posted and kept in a legible condition in English and Urdu and in the language understood by the majority of the workmen on special boards near the entrance and in all departments thereof where the workmen are employed.

Inspector [Section 6]

The Inspectors of Mines and such other persons as the Government may appoint shall be the inspectors within the local limits assigned to each.

An inspector may enter any premises and make such examination of any register or document and take on spot or otherwise such evidence of any person, and exercise such other powers as may be necessary for carrying his duties. Every inspector shall be a public servant.

1.         Penalties And Procedures [Section 71]

An employer who modifies any Standing Order otherwise than in accordance with section 4, shall be liable to a fine upto Rs.5,000, and in case of continuing default to a further fine upto Rs.200 per day after the first.

2.         Contravention Of Standing Order [Section 7(2)]

An employer who contravenes any standing order shall be liable to a fine upto Rs.100 and in case of continuing offence to a further fine upto Rs.25 for each day after the first.

3.         No Penalty Provided [Section 7(3)]

Whoever contravenes the Ordinance shall be liable to a fine upto Rs.100 if no other penalty is provided for such contravention.

4.         Subsequent Contravention [Section 7(4)]

Whoever, again commits an offence for which he has already been convicted shall be liable to double the punishment for such offence.

5.         No Prosecution

No prosecution for a punishable office shall be instituted except by or with the previous written permission of the inspector.

6.         No Court

No court other than theLabour Courtshall try an offence,

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