EQUAL REMUNERATION ACT, 1976
[Act 25 of 1976 amended by Act 49 of 1987]
1. Short title, extent and commencement.
3. Act to have overriding erect.
PAYMENT OF REMUNERATION AT EQUAL RATES TO MEN AND WOMEN
WORKERS AND OTHER MATTERS
4. Duty of employer to pay equal remuneration to men and women workers for same
work or work of similar nature.
5. No discrimination to be made while recruiting men and women workers.
6. Advisory Committee.
7. Power of appropriate Government to appoint authorities for hearing and deciding
claims and complaints.
8. Duty of employers to maintain registers.
11. Offences by companies.
12. Cognizance and trial of offences.
13. Power to make rules.
14. Power of Central Government to give directions.
15. Act not to apply in certain special cases.
16. Power to make declaration.
17. Power to remove difficulties.
18. Repeal and saving.
An act 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
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as
Prefatory Note – Statement of Objects and Reasons. – Article 39 of Constitution
envisages that the State shall direct its policy, among other things, towards securing that
there is equal pay for equal work for both men and women. To give effect to this
constitutional provision, the President promulgated on the 26th. September, 1975, the
Equal Remuneration Ordinance, 1975 so that the provisions of Article 39 of the
Constitution may be implemented in the year which is being celebrated as the
International Women’s Year. The Ordinance provides for payment of equal remuneration
to men and women workers for the same work or work of similar nature and for