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- To whom is this Act applied ?
This Act is applied to;
(i) Children under the age of 14 years
(ii) Young persons between the ages 14 - 18 years
(iii) Any women worker employed in industrial undertakings
- Under what conditions an employer could employee women at night ?
An employer could employee women at night subjected to following conditions.
(i) No women shall be complied to work at night against her will.
(ii) Written sanction of the commissioner of Labour should be obtained by every employer, prior to the employment by him of women to work after 10 p.m. at night.
(iii) No women who has been employed during the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. shall be employed after 10 p.m. on any day.
(iv) Every women who works at night shall be in receipt of a payment of not less than one and a half times of the normal payment received by her.
(v) There shall be appointed female wardens to see the welfare of women workers who work at night.
(vi) Every women worker working at night shall be provided with rest rooms and refreshments by the employer.
(vii) No women shall be employed for more than ten days on night work during any one month.
(a) With reference to the employment of women, night means at least eleven consecutive hours including the period between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
- What are the conditions for employing children ?
(i) No child under the age of 14 years shall be employed in any occupation.
- What are the sanctions for employing children ?
When a child is employed the employer shall be guilty of offence and convicted after summary trial before a magistrate be liable to a fine not exceeding ten thousand rupees or imprisonment for a period not exceeding twelve months or both such fine and imprisonment.
In addition, the court may order to pay compensation determined by the court to the victim child.