24. OTHER OFFENCES. –
If any person contravenes any of the provisions of this Act or of any rules made there under for which no other penalty is elsewhere provided, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.
(i) Merely because a contractor undertakes to render any particular service and engages his employees does not ipso facto to engagement contract labour; Basanta Kumar Mohanty v. State of Orissa, (1992) II LLJ 190 (Ori).
(ii) This Act does not exclude prosecution against the State or the Government or any of its instrumentalities; National Projects Constructions Corporation Ltd. v. Labour Enforcement Officer, (1991) 62 FLR 497 (Cal).