Industrial Employment (Standing Orders ) Act 1946

The object of the standing Orders is to provide terms and conditions of the workmen who are offering to work and of the employer who is offering them employment. This act requires the employers to be define the conditions of service in their establishments and to reduce them in writing and get the same compulsorily certified by the authorities under the act with a view to avoid unnecessary Industrial Dispute.

This Act is applicable to every industrial Establishments employing 100 or more workmen ( in some state 50 or more). The Term Standing Orders mean the rules applicable for the Factory / Establishment relating to the matters setout in the scheduled of this act.
The schedule provides classification of workmen, manner of intimating the workmen, shift working, attendance and late coming, procedure for availing leave, procedure for entering premises, closing and reopening and rights and liabilities of employer and workmen, misconducts, redressal of grivences etc.

The Industrial Establishments/ Factories shall submit draft Standing Orders and get it certified by the Labour Authorities which will be binding on employer and employees wherever there is no certified Standing Orders the establishments can follow the Model Standing Orders elaborately provided in the act it self.

Any employer act in contravention of Standing Orders certified shall be punishable with fine. Further any employer who fails to submit draft Standing Orders shall be fined Rs.5000/- and for continuous offence further fine will be levied. No court inferior to that off a Metropolitan Magistrate or Judicial Magistrate II clas shall try any offence under this Standing Orders Act.