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THE PLANTATIONS LABOUR ACT, 1951

Title : THE PLANTATIONS LABOUR ACT, 1951

Year : 1951



The Central Government may give directions to the Government of any State as to the carrying into execution in the State of the provisions contained in this Act.



The State Government may, by order in writing, exempt, subject to such conditions and restrictions as it may think fit to impose, any employer or class of employers from all or any of the provisions of this Act:

Provided that no such exemption other than an exemption from section 19 shall be granted except with the previous approval of the Central Government.



(1) The State Government may, subject to the condition of previous publication, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act:

Provided
that the date to be specified under clause (3) of section 23 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (X of 1897) shall not be less than six weeks from the date on which the draft of the proposed rules was published.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, any such rules may provide for-

(a) The qualifications required in respect of the chief inspector and inspector;

(b) The powers which may be exercised by inspectors and the areas in which and the manner in which such powers may be exercised;

(c) The medical supervision which may be exercised by certifying surgeons;

(d) The examination by inspectors or other persons of the supply and distribution of drinking water in plantations;

(e) Appeals from any order of the chief inspector or inspector and the form in which, the time within which and the authorities to which, such appeals may be preferred;

(f) The time within which housing, recreational, educational or other facilities required by this Act to be provided and maintained may be so provided;

(g) The types of laterines and urinals that should be maintained in plantations;

(h) The medical recreational and educational facilities that should be provided in plantations;

(i) The form and manner in which notices of period or work shall be displayed and maintained.

(j) The registers which should be maintained by employers and the returns, whether occasional or periodical, as in the opinion of the state Government may be required for the purposes of this Act;

(k) The hours of work for a normal working day for the purpose of wages and the overtime.

(l) Any other matter which is required to be or, maybe prescribed]

(3) 1* Every rule made by the State Government under this Act shall, as soon as may be after it is made, be laid before the State Legislature.

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1.Substituted by the Plantations Labour (Amendment) Act, 2010

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Last updated on September, 2016

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