Renewed Recognition: Lead and Zinc Mining as Public Utility

In recognition of their vital importance to the public interest, the Central Government has reaffirmed the classification of services within the lead and zinc mining industry as public utilities, as previously declared in November 2023. By extending this designation for an additional six months from May 9, 2024, through the Public Utility Services (Fifth Order) 2024, the government aims to ensure the smooth operation and stability of this sector. This decision underscores the ongoing significance of lead and zinc mining operations, emphasizing their essential role within the framework of industrial dispute regulation. This notification was published on 07/05/2024.