Industrial Dispute Act 1947

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THE INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES ACT, 1947
CONTENTS CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY 1. 2. 2A. Short title, extent and commencement. Definitions. Dismissal, etc., of an individual workman to be deemed to be an industrial dispute.

CHAPTER II AUTHORITIES UNDER THIS ACT 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 7A. 7B. 7C. Works Committee. Conciliation officers. Boards of Conciliation. Courts of Inquiry. Labour Courts. Tribunals. National Tribunals. Disqualifications for the presiding officers of Labour Courts, Tribunals and National Tribunals. Filling of vacancies. Finality of orders constituting Boards, etc.

8. 9.

CHAPTER IIA NOTICE OF CHANGE 9A. Notice of Change.

9B.

Power of Government to exempt.

CHAPTER III REFERENCE OF DISPUTES TO BOARDS, COURTS OR TRIBUNALS 10. Reference of dispute to Boards, Courts or Tribunals.

10A. Voluntary reference of disputes to arbitration. CHAPTER IV PROCEDURE, POWERS AND DUTIES OF AUTHORITIES 11. 11A. Procedure and power of conciliation officer, Boards, Courts and Tribunals. Powers of labour Court, Tribunals and National Tribunals to give appropriate relief in case of discharge or dismissal of workmen. Duties of conciliation officers. Duties of Board. Duties of Courts. Duties of Labour Courts, Tribunals and National Tribunals. Form of report or award. Publication of reports and awards.

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

17A. Commencement of the award. 17B. 18. 19. 20. 21. Payment of full wages to workmen pending proceedings in higher courts. Persons on whom settlements and awards are binding. Period of operation of settlements and awards. Commencement and conclusion of proceedings. Certain maters to be kept confidential.

CHAPTER V
STRIKES AND LOCK-OUTS

22. 23. 24. 25.

Prohibition of strikes and lock-outs. General prohibition of strikes and lock-outs. Illegal strikes and lock-outs. Prohibition of financial aid to illegal strikes and lock-outs.

CHAPTER VA LAY-OFF AND RETRENCHMENT 25A. Application of sections 25C to 25E. 25B. Definition of continuous service.

25C. Right of workmen laid-off for compensation. 25D. Duty of an employer to maintain musters rolls of workmen. 25E. 25F. Workmen not entitled to compensation in case of transfer of undertakings. Conditions precedent to retrenchment of workmen .

25FF. Compensation to workmen in case of transfer of undertakings. 25FFA.Sixty day’s notice to be given of intention to close down of undertakings. 25FFF.Compensation to workmen in case of closing down of undertakings. 25G. Procedure for retrenchment. 25H. Re-employment of retrenched workmen. 25I. 25J. [Repealed]. Effect of Laws inconsistent with this Chapter.

CHAPTER VB SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO LAY-OFF, RETRENCHMENT AND CLOSURE IN CERAIN ESTABLISHMENTS 25K. Application of Chapter VB. 25L. Definitions.

25M. Prohibition of Lay-off. 25N. Conditions precedent to retrenchment of workmen.

25O. Procedure for closing down an undertaking. 25P. Special provision as to restarting undertakings closed down before commencement of the Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Act, 1976.

25Q. Penalty for lay-off and retrenchment without previous permission. 25R. Penalty for closure. 25S. Certain provisions of Chapter VA to apply to industrial establishment to which this Chapter applies.

CHAPTER VC UNFAIR LABOUR PRACTICES 25T. 25U. CHAPTER VI PENALITIES 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Penalty for illegal strikes and lock-outs. Penalty for instigation, etc. Penalty for giving financial aid to illegal strikes and lock-outs. Penalty for breach of settlement or award. Penalty for disclosing confidential information. Prohibition of unfair labour practice. Penalty for committing unfair labour practices.

30A. Penalty for closure without notice. 31. Penalty for other offences.

CHAPTER VII MISCELLANEOUS

32. 33.

Offence by companies, etc. Conditions of service, etc., to remain unchanged under certain circumstances during pendency of proceeding s.

33A. Special provision for adjudication as to whether conditions of...
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