On November 19, 2020, the Central Government notified the draft Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (Central) Rules, 2020 (“OSH Rules“) under the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 (“OSH Code“) for seeking public comment. When enforced, the OSH Rules will apply to establishments for which the “appropriate Government” is the Central Government. The State Governments, which are the ‘appropriate Government’ for, amongst others, private establishments, may draft their State-specific rules or adopt the OSH Rules with appropriate modifications.
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Article by Minu Dwivedi and Shreya Chowdhury, published in Mondaq.