National Agricultural Higher Education Project - NAHEP (IDP SKUAST-K)

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NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL HIGHER EDUCATION PROJECT

  (NAHEP)

  

DRAFT

LABOR MANAGEMENT PLAN (LMP)

 

  

 

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION UNIT EDUCATION DIVISION

        INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan- II, Pusa Campus

                 New Delhi- 110012, India

Table of Contents

Table of Annexure................................................................................................................ 2

Abbreviations........................................................................................................................ 2

1   Overview..................................................................................................................................... 3

1.1Introduction............................................................................................................................ 3

1.2Construction Activities Guideline.......................................................................................... 3

1.3Elements of the LMP/ Guidelines on Managing Adverse Impact.......................................... 4

2   Responsibility.............................................................................................................................. 5

 Table of Annexure

Annexure 1: Certificate.................................................................................................................. 6

Annexure 2:Acts/ Laws related to health and safety......................................................................... 7

 Abbreviations

AIDS

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

AU

Agricultural University

ESS

Environmental and Social Standard

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

ICAR

Indian Council of Agricultural Research

LMP

Labor Management Plan

NAHEP

National Agricultural Higher Education Project

PIU

Project Implementation Unit

OHSS

Occupational Health & Safety and Social

SMP

Social Management Plan

1   Overview

1.1   Introduction

  1. The project is supporting minor civil works in terms of up gradation / refurbishment of
    existing infrastructure that typically include classrooms, laboratories, library buildings,
          toilets, ramps, etc. The safety of students, faculty and labor during the construction is of
          prime concern for the AU/ Institution. The Head of the institution along with the site
          engineer and the contractor / sub-contractor, will ensure and manage safety provisions
          through the implementation of a Labor Management Plan (LMP). The LMP will be a part of
          the bidding document, approved by the Head, AU1, before start of any physical works. The
          LMP shall be implemented by the contractor and sub-contractor, irrespective of the contract
          size/price. The final and signed copies of the LMP along with a certificate duly signed by the
          Director / Principal/ Vice Chancellor confirming that the land used is free of enclosures/
          squatters (sample copy is provided in Annexure 1) will be shared with ICAR/NAHEP for
          records.

1.2   Construction Activities Guideline

  1. The Labor Management Plan outlines Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety and Social (OHSS) guideline, management system and governance controls on these issue for the implementation  of NAHEP.  Through this  guideline and associated standard operating procedures, it has been intended to integrate the social, occupational health and safety principles of the National, and World Banks Social Standards guidelines with the working strategy of the project.
  1. The AUs/Institutions shall ensure safety and health of the workers, compliance to the existing labor laws with respect to daily working hours, payment of wages, welfare and compensation etc. during construction of the infrastructure proposed under the project. The AUs with the guidance of PIU, NAHEP shall monitor the compliance by the contractor. The guidelines will broadly cover the following:
  •   Compliance with the provisions of the labor laws applicable to construction industry;
  •   Ensuring prohibition of the engagement of child labor;
  •   Location of labor camp, provision of sanitary facilities, drinking water etc.;
  •   Health and safety programs for the workers;
  •    Awareness on HIV/AIDS/ sexual health;
  • Prevent the use of all forms of forced labor and child labor (no child below the age of 18  will be allowed to work in hazardous circumstances). 

The Dean, AU will also approve / sanction LMP for the associated colleges / institutions, part of NAHEP 

  •  Avoid discrepancy in wages to male and female workers for similar nature of works and  Preference to the local laborers, women in construction works.
  1. The health and safety related Acts and Rules applicable in the project activities have been summarized in the Annexure 2Elements of the LMP/ Guidelines on Managing Adverse Impact
  1. The purpose of this LMP is to offer NAHEP’s AUs the general and specific guidance for ensuring that all contractors / sub-contractors will be able to protect the workers’ rights, health, safety, and security during the project implementation period. LMP sets the norms and regulations that will have to be respected by all contractors, which will work for NAHEP project. In, all the contractor(s) / sub-contractor(s) shall meet national legislation (as stated above), but not restricted to the following:
  •  Ensure that all workers on site are provided with information on their terms and conditions, including hours, wages, breaks and holidays, discipline, and termination procedures in a language they understand.
  •     The construction workforce has minimal impacts / no interface on the students and faculty by putting adequate barricading, signage boards, and other safety measures.
  •     Provide guidance / training on the detrimental effects of the abuse of alcohol and drugs and other potentially harmful substances and the risk and concerns relating to HIV/AIDS and of other health risk-related activities to workers.
  •     Provide training on gender-based violence to avoid sexual harassment of female students and faculty and other exploitative sexual relations.
  •     Ensure that all workers on site understand how to access an easily accessible, confidential process for making complaints/ grievances about their employment:

-     This will require establishing a coherent and integrated grievance mechanism for all workers engaged in the NAHEP project

-     In addition, there should be adequate provision/mechanisms for reporting cases of sexual harassment and abuse, with a time frame within these are addressed and resolved. This can be tied the internal complaints committee set up within the project

  • Provision of facilities to workers such as provision of sanitary (separate toilets for men and women), portable water, first aid and medical facilities. - rest shed
  •     Development of workers accommodation plan that should consider aspects such as: i) the provision of minimum amounts of space required for each worker; ii) provision of sanitary (separate toilets for men and women), laundry and cooking facilities and potable water; iii) creche facility for small children of working women; iv) the location of accommodation in relation to the workplace; v) the provision of first aid and medical facilities.- Labor camp

The provisions of this LMP is also applicable to the sub-contractors Grievance Redressal Mechanism for workers to be provided by the contractor

  •  Maintaining discipline in the Camp. The contractor / sub-contractor will be responsible to ensure:

-     workers  shall  abide  by  camp  rules  which  includes  a  disciplinary  process.Contractor/sub-contractor shall ensure adherence to the code of conduct by the workers in the camp.

-     provide briefing to all migrated workers on camp rules, behavior between fellow workers and the students and faculty. The objective of this orientation will be to increase awareness about the institution, and cultural sensitivities.

  •  Emergency plans on health and fire safety are prepared for minimizing the accidental and intended critical situations, including a plan for fire safety, including training of workers, periodic testing and monitoring of fire safety equipment and periodic drills. Depending on the local context, additional emergency plans are prepared as needed to handle specific occurrences (earthquakes, floods, cyclones, etc.).
  •     Maintain a register on accidental incidents and actions taken to avoid similar situations.
  • Each contractor/sub-contractor should develop a register for all their workers. This register should contain data such as: name, age, sex, hours worked, wages, payments (including overtime payments) made and any deductions made from their wages. The register should be in line with national requirements on registration of workers.
  •     Each contractor/sub-contractor should specify the minimum age for employment or engagement in connection with the project, which will be the age of 14.

-     A child over the minimum age (14) and under the age of 18 will not be employed or engaged in connection with the project in a manner that is likely to be hazardous  or interfere with the child’s education or be harmful to the child’s health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.

2    Responsibility

  1. The Nodal officer for Social / GRM in each AU/Institution will be responsible for ensuring implementation and monitoring the LMP.

Role

Responsibilities

Dean / Vice-

Chancellor /

Principal

Approves the Labor Management Plan

Nodal Officer,

Social, AU /

Institution

•   Ensure        implementation    of    LMP,    including    contractor

implementation

•   Develop,  monitor,  and  revise  LMP,  as  and  when  required,  in

consultation with the ICAR/NAHEP and Bank

•   Periodical  inspections /  audits  of  contractors /sub-contractor’s

performance and

•   Take  stock  of  all  risks,  lack  of  conformities  and  incidents  to ICAR/NAHEP.

  • Periodic verifications of accommodation conditions / labor camps.
  • Quarterly report   to   ICAR/NAHEP   on   LMP   implementation,
          including details about workers lives conditions and any incidents
          (especially regarding incidents of Gender Based Violence) and other
          grievances.

Annexure 1: Certificate
AU’s / Institute’s Letter head 

                                                                                                                                             Date: -----------

I, _________________, is working as the Director / Principal/ Vice Chancellor of the __________________________ (the name of institute/AU/Institute) hereby submits my undertaking on behalf of the AU/ Institute that: all the civil works will take place on the lands that are free of encroachers, squatters, and other claims or encumbrances. shall ensure safety and health of the workers, compliance to the existing labour laws with respect to daily working hours, payment of wages, welfare and compensation etc. during construction of the infrastructure proposed under the project. 

(Head of the AU/ Institute) 

(Seal of the Institute/ATU) 

Annexure 2:Acts/ Laws related to health and safety

Sl.

No

Acts/ Laws related

to health and safety

Objectives

Applicability

1

Minimum wages

Act, 1948

The   Minimum   Wages   Act, 1948

safeguards the interests of workers by

providing fixation of minimum wages

mainly focusing, e.g., The employer is

supposed  to  pay  not  less  than  the

Minimum Wages fixed by appropriate

Government as per provisions of the

Act

In compliance with the Act,

the wage to be paid to the

laborers   engaged   in   any

civil work, supported under

NAHEP  shall not  be less

than  the  latest  minimum

wage fixed by the state.

2.

The   Child   Labor

(Prohibition       and

Regulation

Amendment    Act,

2016

• Ban  of  employment  of  children

below     14   years   in   specific

occupation and processes.

• Lay down the procedure to decide

modifications  to  the schedule  of

banned occupation and processes.

• Regulate the conditions of work of

children  in  employments  where

they   are   not   prohibited   for

working.

Children below the age of

14 shall not be engaged in

construction       works    as

laborers,       in      hazardous

works        like        handling

pesticides, fertilizers etc. at

participating institutions

3.

The Contract Labor

(Regulation       and

Abolition)         Act,

1070

To   regulate   the   employment   of

contract       laborers        in        certain

establishments and to provide for its

abolition in certain circumstances and

for matters connected therewith.

The   laborers   hired   by

contractors for engaging in

construction/up-gradation at

institutions        shall         be

provided with facilities like

rest rooms, drinking water

sanitary provisions, first aid

box etc.

4.

Equal

Remuneration Act,

1976

To provide for the payment of equal

remuneration  to  men  and  women

workers  and  for  the  prevention  of

discrimination, on the ground of sex,

against   women   in   the   matter   of

employment    and    for    matters

connected   therewith   or   incidental

thereto.

Women   engaged   in   the

activities supported by the

project should be paid at par

with their male counterparts

5.

The  Building  and

Other Construction

Workers    Related

Laws(Amendment)

Bill, 2013:

To   regulate   the   employment   and

conditions of services of building and

other  construction  workers  and  to

provide   their   safety,   health   and

welfare   measures   and   for   other

The Act shall be applicable

to  the  contractors  to  be

engaged        for               the

construction/ expansion  of

buildings         and        other

 

Sl.

No

Acts/ Laws related

to health and safety

Objectives

Applicability

   

matters   connected   therewith   or

incidental thereto.

infrastructure

6

Workmen's

Compensation Act,

1923       (Amended

2009)

Provides for compensation in case of

injury by accident arising out of and

during the course of employment

The Act shall be applicable

to  the  contractors  to  be

engaged           for           the

construction/  expansion  of

buildings         and        other

infrastructure

7.

The Bonded Labor

(Abolition)        Act

1976

An Act to  provide  for  the  abolition

of bonded labor system with a view to

preventing the economic and physical

exploitation of the weaker sections of

the people and for matters connected

therewith or incidental thereto

Applicable          to          the

contractors  to  be  engaged

under the project