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Gauhati University Question Papers:Industrial Relations and labour laws (Management Major) (Nov-Dec’ 2015)

(Management Major)
Full Marks: 80
Time: 3 hours
(The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions)
1. Choose the correct option from the following:                                      1x5=5

1)         “Industrial Democracy” means
a)         Democratic rights of the workers.
b)         Democratic rights to vote in election of peoples’ representatives.
c)          Taking interest by the workers in their jobs.
d)         Consultation between the workers and the management.
2)         Which one of the following is not a tripartite body for discussion and consultation on labour issues?
a)         Indian Labour Conference.
b)         Works Committees.
c)          Standing Labour Committee.
d)         Industrial Committees.
3)         Under which section of Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, the appropriate government may constitute a labour court by making notification in the official gazette?
a)         Section 6
b)         Section 7.
c)          Section 8.
d)         Section 9.
4)         Which one of the following is not a provision regarding health under The Plantation Labour Act, 1951?
a)         Drinking Wager.
b)         Creches for Children.
c)          Medical Facilities.
d)         Conservancy.
5)         Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangha (BMS) was formed in 1959 and dominated by
a)         Communist Party of India (CPI).
b)         Congress Party.
c)          Bharatiya Janata Party.
d)         Socialist Party.
2. Provide brief answers to any five of the following:                                 3x5=15
1)         Explain three factors affecting industrial relations.
2)         Explain the terms ‘voluntary’, ‘statutory’ and ‘mutual’ welfare work.
3)         What are the objectives of the Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE)?
4)         Discuss three economic causes of industrial disputes.
5)         Explain three rights and privileges of a registered Trade Union.
6)         State three provisions relating to health under the Factories Act, 1948.
7)         What are the objects of the Payment of Bonus Act, 1956?
8)         Write three authorized deductions under the Payment of Wages Act, 1936.
3. Discuss the ‘employer’, ‘employee’ and ‘government’ role in industrial relations.                         12
Who is a labour welfare officer? Explain the various duties of labour welfare officers.      4+8=12
4. Discuss the different forms or methods of workers’ participation in management.                       12
What are the major problems in Indian Trade Union movement? Suggest a few measures to strengthen the functioning of Trade Unions.                                                    6+6=12
5. What is ‘voluntary’ and ‘compulsory’ arbitration? Explain the arbitration procedure.      6+6=12
“Inventory by third party is essential for a rational and easy settlement of industrial disputes in India.” Discuss.       12
6. What are the essential features of ‘lay-off’ and ‘retrenchment’? State the provisions for reemployment of retrenched workers under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.          4+4+4=12
Discuss the important provisions for protection of women workers and young persons under the Factories Act, 1948. 6+6=12
7. Discuss the various provisions regarding health and welfare of labour under the Plantation Labour Act, 1951.                                                                                                           6+6=12
What is ‘minimum’ and ‘maximum’ bonus payable in an accounting year? Under what conditions an employee is disqualified to receive bonus under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965?                                                                                                                                                          4+8=12


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