Essential Services Maintenance Act

Essential Services Maintenance Act

Essential Services Maintenance Act : ESMA invoked in Chhattisgarh

Essential Services Maintenance Act
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The Chhattisgarh government on April 16, 2021, invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act ( ESMA ) due to a major spike in coronavirus cases.

  • The ESMA order prohibits refusal to work in essential services and it applies to all healthcare professionals including doctors , nurses and health workers across all government and private health Institutions and sanitation workers.

What is ESMA ?

  • The Essential Services Maintenance Act ( ESMA ) came in to being in 1968.
  • The ESMA is a law made by the parliament of India under list No. 33 in Concurrent List of 7th Schedule of Constitution of India.
  • Each state government has a separate state Essential Services Maintenance Act with slight variations from the central law in its provisions.

Services which covered under the ESMA :

  • Any service in any defence establishment of Government of India.
  • Any postal, telephone service or telegraph.
  • Any railway services, any services in any mint or security press.
  • Any services in connection with the affairs of the Union.
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Reference : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_Services_Maintenance_Act

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