Kerala IT Policy 2017 (Draft)

Department of Electronics & Information Technology

Govt. of Kerala

6. Simplification of Labour Laws

6.1. The regulatory regime of labour laws to be simplified to suit the needs of IT & ITES Industry.

6.2. IT & ITES companies are permitted to have 24x7 operations and run in three shifts. (including employment of women at night subject to the provision of necessary safety measures)

6.3. The companies shall provide adequate security to women (especially at night and shall provide transport for them to reach residence after 9 pm with escort in official transport.)

6.4. Submission of self certified records/documents prescribed under the relevant/applicable Acts will be permitted:

6.4.1. The Minimum Wages Act,

6.4.2. Insurance , contract employment etc

6.4.3. Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishment Act :

6.4.4. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972

6.4.5. The Maternity Benefit Act

6.4.6. Factories and boilers

6.4.7. Pollution

6.4.8. EPF..etc

Recent amendments to the Act (regarding crèches and hostels) will be exempted for IT companies in the state as most of them are SME. Instead, parks would provide such common utilities with the participation of companies.

Electricity Connection and Tariff Private Infrastructure Projects (related to IT/ITeS)