The notification 'Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central (Amendment) Rules, 2018' dated 16.03.2018 published by the Government of India aims at bringing a significant labour reform in India. It is being seen as a preemptive exercise to face the general elections 2019.
A 'fixed term employment workman' means 'a workman who has been engaged on the basis of a written contract of employment for a fixed period provided that -
(a) his hours of work, wages, allowances, and other benefits shall not be less than that of a permanent workman; and
(b) he shall be eligible for all statutory benefits available to a permanent workman proportionately according to the period of service rendered by him even if his period of employment does not extend to the qualifying period of employment required in the statute'.
Also, the posts of the permanent workmen existing in his industrial establishment cannot be converted to a fixed term employment. However, no fixed term workman is entitled to any termination notice or pay in lieu thereof due to non-renewal of contract.
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