The Industrial Establishment (Standing orders) Act, 1946 (hereinafter referred to ”SO Act”) defines the uniform conditions of employment in industrial establishments.
This enactment comes within the powers of the relevant State where the industrial establishment is located and it is administered by the State Government. If a company has several industrial units located in several States, the respective State Government will have jurisdiction over the respective unit. An SO certified by the appropriate authority of the relevant State Government is binding on both Employer and the Employees. Section 10 of SO Act says that the SO can be modified only after 6 months from the date of certification by the State Government, provided it has the consent of both sides.