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skumar (abc)     30 August 2017

What is an industrial establishment ?

Namaskar !!

Can anybody guide : What is Industrial Establishment as per Labour Law ?

Is a planetarium/science centre an Industrial Establishment ?


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Yudhish Padman S (Advocate (Madras High Court) 9566217446)     30 August 2017

Dear skumar,

The answer depends upon the reason behind your question.  The Constitutional Bench of the Hon'ble Apex Court in 1978 AIR 548 had laid down a triple-test method to determine whether a particular entity is an Industry.  Applying the same, the Hon'ble Kerala High Court in (1994) IILLJ 236 Ker has held that a Museum is an Industry and the Hon'ble Allahabad High Court in 2005 (2) AWC 1654 has held that a Planetarium is an Industry.

Regards,, Advocate, Chennai.

Kumar Doab (FIN)     31 August 2017

You can benfit from illsutration provided by Mr.Yudhish Padman S.


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skumar (abc)     02 September 2017

thanks a lot sir !!


darshana sawant (associate consultant)     06 September 2017

Mr. Kumar,


Are you referring to Industrial Establishment as defined in Industrial Disputes Act?  If so, it is defined as a Factory, Mine or Plantation.  For these establishments, having employed more than 100 workmen, Govt permission is required, otherwise it is not necessary.


If you want some purposeful opinion, you may state, what is the real problem and its background?


Kumar Doab (FIN)     07 September 2017

Your query has already been resolved.

The counsel/law firm specializing in labor matters reatined/enggaed by your establishment shall take care.

They keep compedium of judgments and notifications to teke care of needs of the esatblishments. 

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