11.8.16

Lok Sabha passes Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill 2016

Lok Sabha passes Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill 2016


The Lok Sabha has passed the Employee's Compensation (Amendment) Bill 2016 that would raise the cap on amount of compensation to be taken up by high courts. The Bill seeks to amend the Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923 which provides payment of compensation to employees and their dependents in the case of injury by industrial accidents, including occupational diseases.

The amendment bill makes it obligatory for the employer to inform the employee of his rights to compensation, in writing as well as through electronic means. The bill also provides for increase in penalty for contravention of the Act to Rs 50,000 from the current Rs 5000 that may be later raised to Rs 1 lakh. Section 30 of the Employees' Compensation Act 1923 provides for appeal in high courts whenever the disputed amount of compensation is more than Rs. 300. The bill seeks to raise this to Rs. 10,000, which may be further increased through a notification later.

So let's do:
1. Name the bill, which has been passed in Lok sabha for employee’s Compensation?

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