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1Short title, extent and commencement
.- (1) This Act may be called the Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966.(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jamm...
2Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-(a) "adult" means a person who has completed eighteen years of age;(b) "child" means a person who has not...
3Industrial premises to be licensed
.- Save as otherwise provided in this Act, no employer shall use or allow to be used any place or premises as an industrial premises unless he holds a valid l...
4Licenses
(1) Any person who intends to use or allow to be used any place or premises as industrial premises shall make an application in writing to the competent auth...
5Appeals
Any person aggrieved by the decision of the competent authority refusing to grant or renew a license or canceling or suspending a license may, within such ti...
6Inspectors
(1) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint such of its officers or such officers of any local authority as it thinks fit ...
7Powers of Inspectors
(1) Subject to any rules made by the Government in this behalf, an Inspector may, within the local limits for which he is appointed,--(a) make such examinat...
8Cleanliness
Every industrial premises shall be kept clean and free from effluvia arising from any drain, privy or other nuisance and shall also maintain such standard of...
9Ventilation
(1) For the purpose of preventing injury to the health of the persons working therein, every industry premises shall maintain such standards of lighting, ven...
10Overcrowding
(1) No room in any industrial premises shall be overcrowded to an extent injurious to the health of the persons employed therein.(2) Without prejudice to the...
11Drinking water
.- (1) The employer shall make in every industry premises effective arrangements to provide and maintain at suitable points conveniently situated for all pe...
12Latrines and urinals
.- (1) In every industrial premises, sufficient latrine and urinal accommodation of such types as may be prescribed shall be provided and shall be so convenie...
13Washing facilities
.- In every industrial premises, where blending or sieving or both of tobacco or warming of beedi in hot ovens is carried on, the employer shall provide such...
14Creches
.-  (1) In every industrial premises wherein more than fifty female employees are ordinarily employed, there shall be provided and maintained a suitable room ...
15First aid
Every industrial premises shall provide such first aid facilities as may be prescribed....
16Canteens
.- The State Government may, by rules, require the employer to provide and maintain in every industrial premises wherein not less than two hundred and fifty e...
17Working hours
.- No employee shall be required or allowed to work in any industrial premises for more than nine hours in any day or for more than forty-eight hours in any w...
18Wages fee overtime work
.- (1) Where any employee employed in any industrial premises is required to work overtime, he shall be entitled in respect of such overtime work, to wages at...
19Interval for rest
The periods of work for employees in an industrial premises each day shall be so fixed that no period shall exceed five hours and that no employee shall work...
20Spread over
The periods of work of an employee in an industrial premises shall be so arranged that inclusive of his intervals for rest under section 19, they shall not s...
21Weekly holidays
.- (1) Every industrial premises shall remain entirely closed, except for wetting of beedi or tobacco leaves, on one day in the week which day shall be specif...
22Notice of periods of work
(1) There shall be displayed and correctly maintained in every industrial premises a notice of periods of work in such form and in such manner as may be pres...
23Hours of work to correspond with notice under section 22
No employee shall be employed in any industrial premises otherwise than in accordance with the notice of work displayed in the premises under section 22....
24Prohibition of employment of children
No child shall be required or allowed to work in any industrial premises....
25Prohibition of employment of women or young persons during certain hours
No woman or young person shall be required or allowed to work in any industrial premises except between 6 A.M. and 7 P.M....
26Annual leave with wages
.- (1) Every employee in an establishment shall be allowed in a calendar year leave with wages—(i) in the case of an adult, at the rate of one day for every ...
27Wages during leave period
(1) For the leave allowed to him under section 26, an employee shall be paid at the rate equal to the daily average of his total full time earnings for the d...
28Application of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 to industrial premises
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 (hereinafter referred to in this section as the said Act), the State Government may,...
29Special provisions
(1) The State Government may permit the wetting or cutting of beedi or tobacco leaves by employees outside the industrial premises on an application made to ...
30Onus as to age
(1) When any act or omission would, if a person were under a certain age, be an offence punishable under this Act and such person is, in the opinion of the c...
31Notice of dismissal
(1) No employer shall dispense with the services of an employee who has been employed for a period of six months or more, except for a reasonable cause, and ...
32Penalty for obstructing Inspector
.- Whoever obstructs the Chief Inspector or an Inspector in the exercise of any powers conferred on him by or under this Act, or fails to produce on demanded ...
33General penalty for offence
.- (1) Save as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this Act or of any rule made thereunder, or fails...
34Offences by Companies
(1) Where an offence under this Act has been committed by a company, every person who, at the time the offence was committed, was incharge of, and was respon...
35Indemnity
.- (1) No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against any person for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this...
36Cognizance of offences
.- (1) No Court shall take cognizance of any offence punishable under this Act except upon a complaint made by, or with the previous sanction in writing of t...
37Application of the industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 and the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
.- (1) The provisions of the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946(20 of 1946) shall apply to every industrial premises wherein fifty or more pers...
38Certain provisions not to apply to industrial premises
 (1) Chapter IV and section 85 of the Factories Act, 1948(62 of 1948) shall apply to an industrial premises and the rest of provisions in that Act shall not a...
39Application of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
(1) The provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947(14 of 1947) shall apply to matters arising in respect of every industrial premises.(2) Notwithstandin...
40Effect of laws and agreements inconsistent with this Act
(1) The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law for the time being in force or in...
41Power to exempt
The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, exempt, subject to such conditions and restrictions as it may impose, any class of industr...
42Powers of Central Government to give directions
The Central Government may give directions to a State Government as to the carrying into execution of the provisions of this Act....
43Act not to apply to self employed persons in private dwelling houses
.- Nothing contained in this Act shall apply to the owner or occupier of a private dwelling house who carries on any manufacturing processes in such private d...
44Power to make rules
(1) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.(2) In particular, and without pre...
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