Sections Particulars
1 Short title extend and duration
1. Short title extend and duration. –1.     This Act may be called the Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1968.2.     It extends to the whole of India: Pr...
2 Definitions
2. Definitions.- 1.     In this Act,- a.     "essential service" means-                       i.        any postal, telegraph or telephone service;      ...
3 Power to prohibit strikes in certain employments
3. Power to prohibit strikes in certain employments. – 1.     Power to prohibit strikes in certain employments. If the Central Government is satisfied that ...
4 Penalty for illegal strikes
4. Penalty for illegal strikes.- Any person who commences a strike which is illegal under this Act or goes or remains on, or otherwise takes part in, any suc...
5 Penalty for instigation, etc.
5. Penalty for instigation, etc.- Any person who instigates, or incites other persons to take part in, or otherwise acts in furtherance of, a strike which is...
6 Penalty for giving financial aid to illegal strikes
6. Penalty for giving financial aid to illegal strikes. - Any person who knowingly expends or supplies any money in furtherance or support of a strike which ...
7 Power to arrest without warrant
7. Power to arrest without warrant.- Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898, (5 of 1898), any police officer may arrest w...
8 Act to override other laws
The provisions of this Act and of any Order issued there under shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent there with. 68 contained in the Industr...
9 Repeal and saving
9. Repeal and saving. –1.     The Essential Services Maintenance Ordinance, 1968, (9 of 1968), hereby repealed. 2.     Notwithstanding such repeal, anythin...
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