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EMPLOYEES’ COST OF LIVING (RELIEF) (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2013

An Act further to amend the Employees’ Cost of Living (Relief) Act, 1974

[Gazette of Punjab, Extraordinary, 16th December, 2013]

ACT XXVIII OF 2013

No. PAP-Legis-2(10)/2013/972.–The Employees’ Cost of Living (Relief) (Amendment) Bill, 2013, having been passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on 12th December 2013, and assented to by the Governor of the Punjab on 14th December 2013, is hereby published as an Act of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab.

Preamble.–Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Employees’ Cost of Living (Relief) Act, 1974 (I of 1974) for purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is enacted as follows:–

  1. Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act may be cited as the Employees’ Cost of Living (Relief) (Amendment) Act, 2013.

(2)  It shall come into force at once.

  1. Amendment in Act, I of 1974.–In the Employees’ Cost of Living (Relief) Act, 1974 (I of 1974), hereinafter referred to as the said Act, for the words “Federal Government”, wherever occur, the word “Government” shall be substituted.
  2. Amendment in Section 1 of Act, I of 1974.–In the said Act, in Section 1, in sub-section (3), for the word “Pakistan”, the words “the Punjab” shall be substituted.
  3. Amendments in Section 2 of Act, I of 1974.–In the said Act, in Section 2–

 

(a)     in clause (b), for the words “Federal Government or a Provincial Government”, the words “Government or Federal Government” shall be substituted;

(b)     after clause (c), the flowing clause (ca) shall be inserted:–

          “(ca) “Government” means Government of the Punjab;”; and

(c)     in clause (d), for the words “West Pakistan”, wherever occur, the word “Punjab” shall be substituted.

  1. Amendment in Section 3 of Act, I of 1974.–In the said Act, in Section 3, for the words, commas, figures and brackets “Industrial Relations Ordinance, 1969 (XXIII of 1969)”, wherever occur, the words, commas, figures and brackets “Punjab Industrial Relations Act, 2010 (XIX of 2010)” shall be substituted.
  2. Amendment in Section 6 of Act, I of 1974.–In the said Act, in Section 6, in clause (a), for the words “West Pakistan”, wherever occur, the word “Punjab” shall be substituted.
  3. Amendment in Section 7 of Act, I of 1974.–In the said Act, in Section 7, for the words, comma, figures and brackets “Industrial Relations Ordinance, 1969 (XXIII of 1969)”, the words, comma, figures and brackets “Punjab Industrial Relations Act, 2010 (XIX of 2010)” shall be substituted.
  4. Amendment in Section 10 of Act, I of 1974.–In the said Act, in Section 10, the word “Provincial” shall be omitted.
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