Industrial Disputes (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act, 1963
(Tamil Nadu Act 9 of 1963)
Object & Reasons6
|Statement of Objects and Reasons - Industrial Disputes (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act, 1963 (Tamil Nadu Act 9 of 1963). - Under section 2(n)(vi) of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (Central Act XIV of 1947), the appropriate Government can declare only those industries specified in the First Schedule to the Act as public utility services. The leather and the oxygen and acetylene industries have not been included in that Schedule. The Government have received representations requesting that the leather industry may be declared as a public utility service under the said Act. The process of leather tanning consist of various stages stretched over a period of thirty days and if the process at one stage were to be interrupted even for a few hours the skins and hides would get damaged, and consequently the threat of strikes with little or on notice to the managements should be eliminated. It has also been represented that the oxygen and acetylene industry is vital for the defence and economy of the country and that any sudden interruption in the production and distribution of their products will seriously dislocate important industries and institutions. It is therefore, considered that the First Schedule to the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, should be amended to include the leather and the oxygen and acetylene industries so as to enable the Government to declare the said industries as public utility services. 2. The Bill seeks to achieve the above object. Please see Part IV-Section 3, page 62 of the Fort St. George Gazette Extraordinary, dated the 27th March 1963.|
12. Oxygen and acetylene."