Government has published the draft Model Standing Orders for the Manufacturing Sector, Mining Sector and Service Sector in the official gazette. It has invited suggestions or objections from the stakeholders within a period of thirty days. Separate Model Standing Orders for Services Sector has been prepared first time keeping in view the needs of the services sector. Uniformity has been maintained in all the three Model Standing Orders while providing some flexibility considering the sector-specific requirements.
All the three Model Standing Orders encourage employers for use of information technology in dissemination of information to the workers through electronic mode.
The concept of “Work from home” has been formalized in the Model Standing Orders for the Service Sector.