SC Srivastava is LLD (Doctor of Laws) from the Calcutta University. He has the privilege of being the first LLD in Labour Law in India. He has taught in Banaras Hindu University and Jammu University and has been the Chairman, Department of Law and Dean, Faculty of Law at Kurukshetra University and University of Calabar (Nigeria). Thereafter, he served the Law Commission of India, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi as Research Professor, and Institute of Industrial Relations and Personal Management, New Delhi as Director. He also served as a Visiting Professor at XLRI (Jamshedpur), IIT-Delhi, IIM-Rohtak and several other Indian and foreign universities. He has also been Legal Consultant to Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board, New Delhi and NEPZ, Noida. He was awarded the rare distinction of National Fellow by UGC.
Dr Srivastava has been Consultant of ILO on a project on child labour; resource person for the ILO workshops on skills of conciliation; Officer and Presiding Officer of Labour Court/Tribunal organized by the ILO and National Judicial Academy, Bhopal; member of the Sectoral Innovation Council appointed by the Prime Minister of India to review labour laws; and member of the Task Force, 2016 for recommending measures to eradicate child labour. Presently, he is an advocate and legal consultant, Secretary-General of National Labour Law Association, New Delhi and Member, Advisory Board on Child Labour of VV Giri National Labour Institute, Noida. He has published several books and more than ninety research papers in India and abroad.
Part One: Industrial Relations and Labour Laws
1. Introduction to Labour Law
2. Industrial Relations: An Overview
3. Constitutional Framework and Labour Laws
4. Trade Unions of Workers and Employers' Organizations: A Contextual and Historical Analysis
5. Trade Unions and the Law
6. Collective Bargaining
7. Industrial Disputes Act: Contextual Framework, Concept and Definitions
8. Settlement of Industrial Disputes
9. Powers and Functions of Appropriate Government in Disputes Settlement, Administration and Enforcement of the Industrial Disputes Act
10. Instruments of Economic Coercion
11. Lay-off, Retrenchment, Transfer and Closure
12. Management of Discipline and Notice of Change
13. Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
14. Workers' Participation in Management
Part Two: Social Security and Labour Laws
15. Social Security: A Contextual Framework
16. Employees' Compensation Act, 1923
17. Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948
18. Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
19. Payment of Gratuity Act, 197220.
20. Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
Part Three: Wages and Labour Laws
21. The Unorganised Workers' Social Security Act, 2008
22. Wage Concept
23. The Payment of Wages Act, 1936
24. Minimum Wages Act, 1948
25. Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
26. Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
Part Four: Minimum Standards of Employment, Working Conditions and Labour Laws
27. The Factories Act, 1948
28. Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
29. Law on Child Labour
30. Inter State Migrant Workmen Act, 1979
- Includes laws on social security, wages and minimum standards of employment.
- Provides the contextual and constitutional framework of labour law and an overview of industrial relations.
- Deals with the trade union movement, employers' organizations and laws relating to trade unions, collective bargaining, unfair labour practices and victimization.
- Deals with regulation of industrial disputes, persuasive, coercive and voluntary processes for settlement of industrial disputes, grievance procedure, government's power of reference, laws relating to instruments of economic coercion, management of discipline, laws relating to change in conditions of service and lay-off, retrenchment, transfer and closure.
- Examines laws relating to standing orders.