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Most of the States have not come forward with their Rules on Labour Codes so far

 The Implementation of the four labour codes has been deferred because of the delays by states in finalising rules.

So far, only Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir have published draft rules for the codes. About 21 states, including major states such as Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, have not notified the draft rules yet.

Bihar has published draft rules for three codes, Gujarat and Karnataka for two, while Odisha has published them for only one code.

The draft central rules have not yet been published as final rules. Most of the state governments copy the central rules. Since there many questions which have not yet been clarified by the central Govt. hence states might be awaiting clarification from the Centre before they start drafting their rules.

Even the draft rules for the first code that was passed have not been finalised yet. The Central government has notified only a few provisions under the Code on Wages, which was passed almost two years ago.

 It is interesting to note that despite the delay in implementation of the codes, the government has not issued any deadline for the states to submit their rules.