4. STATE ADVISORY BOARD. –
(1) The State Government may constitute a board to be called the State Advisory Contract Labour Board (hereinafter referred to as the State Board) to advise the State Government on such matters arising out of the administration of this Act as may be referred to it and to carry out other functions assigned to it under this Act.
(2) The State Board shall consist of – (a) a Chairman to be appointed by the State Government;
(b) the Labour Commissioner, ex officio, or in his absence any other officer nominated by the State Government in that behalf;
(c) such number of members, not exceeding eleven but not less than nine, as the State Government may nominate to represent that Government, the industry, the contractors, the workmen and any other interests which, in the opinion of the State Government, ought to be represented on the State Board.
(3) The number of persons to be appointed as members from each of the categories specified in sub-section (2), the term of office and other conditions of service of, the procedure to be followed in the discharge of their functions by, and the manner of filling vacancies among, the members of the State Board shall be such as may be prescribed :
Provided that the number of members nominated to represent the workmen shall not be less than the number of members nominated to represent the principal employees and the contractors.
Andhra Pradesh.—Omit section 4.
[Vide Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) (Andhra Pradesh) (Amendment) Act, 2003 (Andhra Pradesh Act 10 of 2003), sec. 3.]