Background and Intent
India’s labour laws were formulated and adopted during the pre and early post-independence days. At the time, these laws were written to govern factories and industries, which was the need of the day. These laws were archaic and did not meet the needs of modern day enterprises. Most of the labour laws had not been amended to keep with the times, despite repeated lobbying from industries and attempts by several prior governments, primarily due to the complexities existing within the Indian industry and the labour ecosystem.