Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and Commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Cine-workers and Cinema Theatre Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1981.(2) It extends to the whole of India.(3) It shall c...
2 Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-(a) "cinema theatre" means a place which is licensed under Part III of the Cinematograph Act, 1952, or und...
3 Prohibition of employment of cine-worker without agreement
(1) No person shall be employed as a cine-worker in or in connection with the production of any feature film unless,-(a) an agreement in writing is entered i...
4 Conciliation officers
The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint such number of persons as it thinks fit to be conciliation officers charged with ...
5 Duties of conciliation officers
(1) Where any dispute exists or is apprehended, the conciliation officer may hold conciliation proceedings in the prescribed manner.(2) The conciliation offic...
6 Settlement to be binding and to be enforced by the competent authority
Every settlement arrived at in the course of a conciliation proceeding under this Chapter shall be binding on all the parties to the dispute and shall not be ...
7 Constitution of Tribunals
(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute one or more Tribunals, to be called the Cine-workers Tribunals, with headq...
8 Disqualification for the presiding officers of Tribunals
No person shall be appointed to, or continue in, the office of the presiding officer of a Tribunal, if-(a) he is not an independent person; or(b) he has attain...
9 Filling of vacancies
If, for any reason, a vacancy (other than a temporary absence) occurs in the office of the presiding officer of a Tribunal, the Central Government shall appoi...
10 Finality of orders constituting Tribunals, etc.
(1) No order of the Central Government appointing any person as the presiding officer of a Tribunal shall be called in question in any manner; and no act or p...
11 Reference of disputes to Tribunals
(1) Where, on a consideration of the report referred to in sub-section (4) of section 5, the Central Government is satisfied that it is necessary so to do, it...
12 Procedure and powers of conciliation officers and Tribunals
(1) Subject to any rules that may be made in this behalf, a conciliation officer or a Tribunal shall follow such procedure as the officer or Tribunal may thin...
13 Duties of Tribunals
Where a dispute has been referred to a Tribunal for adjudication, it shall hold its proceedings expeditiously and shall submit its award to the Central Govern...
14 Publication of awards of Tribunals
(1) Every award of a Tribunal shall, within a period of thirty days from the date of its receipt by the Central Government, be published in such manner as tha...
15 Revision
(1) The High Court may, on the application of any person aggrieved by the award of a Tribunal, call for and examine the record of the Tribunal, to satisfy its...
16 Application of Act 19 of 1952 to cine-workers
The Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, as in force for the time being, shall apply to every cine-worker who has worked in not ...
17 Penalties
(1) Whoever contravenes the provisions of section 3 shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees but which may extend to fif...
18 Offences 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 in charge of, and was respon...
19 Cognizance of offences
No court shall take cognizance of any offence under this Act except on a complaint made by, or with the permission in writing of, the Central Government or an...
20 Magistrate's power to impose enhanced penalties
Notwithstanding anything contained in section 29 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, it shall be lawful for any Metropolitan Magistrate or any Judicial M...
21 Effect of laws and agreements inconsistent with this Chapter
The provisions of this Chapter shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law for the time being in force or in ...
22 Protection of action taken under this Chapter
(1) No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against any competent authority, conciliation officer, or any other employee of the Central Gove...
22A Delegation of powers
The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that any power exercisable by it under this Act or rules made thereunder (other t...
23 Power to make rules
(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the provisions of this Chapter.(2) In particular, and wit...
25 Application of Act 39 of 1972
The provisions of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, as in force for the time being, shall apply to or in relation to, every worker employed in a cinema theat...
FootNotes
1. Section 22A inserted by The Cine-Workers And Cinema Theatre Workers (Regulation of Employment) Amendment Act, 1988 (Act No. 35 of 1988) dated 12th August, ...
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