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The Industrial Disputes Act 1947

THE INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES ACT, 1947

ACT NO. 14 OF 1947 1* [11th March, 1947.]

  • An Act to make provision for the investigation and settlement of industrial disputes, and for certain other purposes.
  • WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision for the investigation and settlement of industrial disputes, and for certain other purposes hereinafter appearing;

It is hereby enacted as follows:–

PRELIMINARY

  1. Short title, extent and commencement.
  2. Definitions.
    • Dismissal, etc., of an individual workman to be deemed to be anindustrial dispute.

AUTHORITIES UNDER THIS ACT

  1. Works Committee.
  2. Conciliation officers.
  3. Boards of Conciliation.
  4. Courts of Inquiry.
  5. Labour Courts.
    • Tribunals.
    • National Tribunals.
    • Disqualifications for the presiding officers of Labour Courts,Tribunals¬†and National Tribunals.
  6. Filling of vacancies.
  7. Finality of orders constituting Boards, etc.

NOTICE OF CHANGE

  1. Notice of change
  2. Power of Government to exempt.

REFERENCE OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUAL DISPUTES TO GRIEVANCE SETTLEMENT

AUTHORITIES

  1. Setting up of Grievance Settlement Authorities and reference of certain individual disputes to such authorities

REFERENCE OF DISPUTES TO BOARDS, COURTS OR TRIBUNALS

  1. Reference of disputes to Boards, Courts or Tribunals

PROCEDURE, POWERS AND DUTIES OF AUTHORITIES

  1. Procedure and powers of conciliation officers, Boards, Courts andTribunals.
  2. Duties of conciliation officers.
  3. Duties of Board.
  4. Duties of Courts.
  5. Form of report or award.
  6. Publication of reports and awards.
  7. Persons on whom settlements and awards are binding.
  8. Period of operation of settlements and awards.
  9. Commencement and conclusion of proceedings.
  10. Certain matters to be kept confidential.

STRIKES AND LOCK-OUTS

  1. Prohibition of strikes and lock-outs.
  2. General prohibition of strikes and lock-outs.
  3. Illegal strikes and lock-outs.
  4. Prohibition of financial aid to illegal strikes and lock-outs.

LAY-OFF AND RETRENCHMENT

  1. Application of sections 25C to 25E.

IN CERTAIN ESTABLISHMENTS

  1. Application of Chapter VB.
  2. Definitions.- For the purposes of this Chapter
  3. Prohibition of lay-off.
  4. Conditions precedent to retrenchment of workmen.
  5. Procedure for closing down an undertaking
  6. Special provision as to restarting of undertakings closed down beforecommencement of the Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Act, 1976.
  7. Delegation of powers.
  8. Power to amend Schedules.

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