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Section 22 – Contract Labour Act, 1970

Contract Labour Act, 1970

 

 

22. OBSTRUCTIONS. –

 

(1) Whoever obstructs an inspector in the discharge of his duties under this Act or refuses or willfully neglects to afford the inspector any reasonable facility for making any inspection, examination, inquiry or investigation, authorised by or under this Act in relation to an establishment to which, or a contractor to whom, this Act applies, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.

 

(2) Whoever willfully refuses to produce on the demand of an inspector any register or other document kept in pursuance of this Act or prevents or attempts to prevent or does anything which he has reason to believe is likely to prevent any person from appearing before or being examined by an inspector acting in pursuance of his duties under this Act, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.

 

COMMENTS

The word ‘wilfully’ means deliberately or intentionally or knowingly; In re: Harnam Singh, 1976 (2) SCC 819.

 

 

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