Does Tribunal have powers to entertain the complaint under IDA directly without any reference to Conciliation Officer? To the best of my knowledge as per law the complaint first should be filed with the Conciliation Officer and conciliation officer files its report with the Govt. about the settlement whether reached or not. It not settlement Labour Court starts further proceedings and pass the award accoridngly. Aggrieved party may approach the Tribunal. So in nutshell, the State Tribunal comes at third position. Please guide.