Model standing orders are framed under Industrial Employment (standing orders) Act1946.
The Standing Order Act is applicable to all establishments to which the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 applies. Section 2 (e) (iv).....................
They are applicable to all Industrial Establishments employing100 or more workmen (In maharashtra 50). Industrial establishment is defined in the said Act.
In general in Maharashtra it is applicable to all factories, commercial establishments...................employing 50 or more workmen. Thus banks, factories, commercial establishments are covered. it is immaterial whether the Industry is Pvt.Ltd, Public Ltd. or proprietary.....................concern. It is further immaterial whether the industrial establishment engages in manufacturing, IT, or has shops selling grocery etc.
It is mandatory to adhere to provisions of Industrial Employment(standing orders)Act and non compliance may invite punishment.
Bombay Shops and Commercial Establishments Act: 38:
^[ЗВ-В. Application of Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act to . establishments.-The provisions of the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, in its application to the State of Maharashtra [(hereinafter in this section referred to as "the said Act"), and the rules and standing orders (including model standing orders) made thereunder from time to time, shall, mutatis rnuimdis, apply to all establishments wherein fifty or more employees are employed and to which this Act applies, as if they were industrial establishment within the meaning of the said Act. NOTES By reason of S.38(b) the provisions of the Industrial Employment (Standing Order) Aci, 1946 shall apply to all establishments to which the Bombay Shops and Establishments Act applies as if they were industrial establishments within the meaning of Industrial Employment (Standing Order) Act, 1946.
>> Standing Orders aim to provide good working conditions.
You may align your policies in line with with standing orders.
>> The state of Kerala has brought all commercial Establishments under the purview of standing orders and has notified all commercial establishments as Industrial Establishments under the Payment of Wages Act.
>> The number of employees in each state mentioned by you is above 50.
It is not just due to number but it is for your own convenience to frame standing orders because a certified standing order is the basic document which can be referred to whenever a matter is to be clarified.
It is better to get the standing orders certified.
>> The terms and conditions of employment inconsistence with the Standing Orders would not survive.
(Expert) 19 December 2013
well advised by Kumar