Madurai: The Labor Welfare Department has taken action against the violating companies and shops in Madurai.
According to the instructions of Labor Commissioner Kumaran and Associate Commissioner Subramanian, Labor Welfare Department officers inspected hardware, electrical, vegetable and fruit shops in the district. Action was taken against 21 companies for not resealing the scales and using substandard weights.
Action was taken against 16 companies who sold packaged goods at extra cost without obtaining registration certificate, without giving proper notification, in electrical, electronic, foreign goods, vegetable and vegetable shops. If they violate the law and rules, a fine of Rs.500 to Rs.25 thousand will be imposed.
Action was taken against 15 companies that did not pay the minimum salary fixed by the government. Rs.4 lakh 77 thousand 283 salary arrears were received and paid to 22 workers in five companies.
Residents’ welfare associations were sensitized not to employ child labor in flats. Child labor can be reported in 1098.
1915 Complaint to National Consumer Organization for using unstamped weights, overselling products.
To stamp the scales, one can apply for registration certificate under the Labor Welfare Act at labour.tn.gov.in website, Labor Assistant Commissioner Maivizhichelvi said.