(1) Application for permission to lay-off any workman under sub-section (1), or for permission to continue a lay-off under 21[sub-section (3)] of section 25M shall be made in Form O-3 and delivered to the authority specified under sub-section (1) either personally or by registered post acknowledgement due and where the application is sent by registered post the date on which the same is delivered to the said authority shall be deemed to be the date on which the application is made, for the purposes of 22[sub-section (5)] of the said section.
23[(2) The application for permission shall be made in triplicate and copies of such application shall be served by the employer on the workmen concerned and a proof to that effect shall also be submitted by the employer along with the application.]
(3) The employer concerned shall furnish to the authority to whom the application for permission has been made such further information as the authority considers necessary for arriving at a decision on the application, as and when called for by such authority, so as to enable the authority to communicate the permission or refusal to grant permission within the period specified in 22[sub-section (5)] of section 25M.
(4) Where the permission to lay-off has been granted by the said authority, the employer concerned shall give to the Regional Labor Commissioner (Central) concerned, a notice of commencement and termination of such lay- off in Forms O-1 and O-2 respectively and where permission to continue a lay- off has been granted by the said authority, the employer shall give to the Regional Labor Commissioner (Central) concerned, a notice of commencement of such lay-off in Form O-1, in case such a notice has not already been given under sub-rule (1) of rule 75A, and a notice of termination of such lay-off in Form O-2.
(5) The notice of commencement and termination of lay-off referred to in sub-rule (4) shall be given within the period specified in sub-rule (1) of rule 75A.]