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THE MOTOR TRANSPORT WORKERS ACT, 1961

Title : THE MOTOR TRANSPORT WORKERS ACT, 1961

Year : 1961



(1) The State Government may make rules requiring that in every place wherein one hundred motor transport workers or more employed in a motor transport undertaking ordinarily call on duty during every day, one or more canteens shall be provided and maintained by the employer for the use of the motor transport workers.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for-

(a) The date by which the canteens shall be provided;

(b) The number of canteens that shall be provided and the standards in respect of construction, accommodation; furniture and other equipment of the canteens;

(c) The foodstuffs which may be served therein and the charges which may be made therefore;

(d) The constitution of a managing committee for a canteen and the representation of the motor transport workers in the management of the canteen.

(3) The State Government may, subject to such conditions as it may impose, delegate to the chief inspector the power to make rules with reference to clause (c) of sub-section (2).



(1) In every place wherein motor transport workers employed in a motor transport undertaking are required to halt at night, there shall be provided and maintained by the employer for the use of those motor transport workers such number of rest rooms or such other suitable alternative accommodation as may be prescribed.

(2) The rest rooms or the alternative accommodation to be provided under sub-section (1) shall be sufficiently lighted and ventilated and shall be maintained in a clean and comfortable condition.

(3) The State Government may prescribe the standard in respect of construction, accommodation, furniture and other equipment of rest rooms or the alternative accommodation to be provided under this section.



(1) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules requiring an employer of a motor transport undertaking to provide for the drivers, conductors and line-checking staff employed in that undertaking such number and type of uniforms, raincoats or other like amenities for their protection from rain or cold as may be specified in the rules.

(2) There shall be paid to the drivers, conductors and line-checking staff by the employer an allowance for washing of uniforms provided under sub-section (1) at such rates as may be prescribed:

Provided
that no such allowance shall be payable by an employer who has made at his own cost adequate arrangements for the washing of uniforms.



There shall be provided and maintained by the employer so as to be readily available such, medical facilities for the motor transport workers at such operating centers and halting stations as may be prescribed by the State Government.



(1) There shall be provided and maintained by the employer so as to be readily accessible during all working hours a first-aid box equipped with the prescribed contents in every transport vehicle.

(2) Nothing except the prescribed contents shall be kept in a first-aid box.

(3) The first-aid box shall be kept in the charge of the driver or the conductor of the transport vehicle who shall be provided facilities for training in the use thereof.
Last updated on April, 2016

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