44. EMPLOYERS TO FURNISH RETURNS AND MAINTAIN REGISTERS IN CERTAIN CASES. –
1EMPLOYERS TO FURNISH RETURNS AND MAINTAIN REGISTERS IN CERTAIN CASES. (1) Every principal and immediate employer shall submit to the Corporation or to such officer of the Corporation as it may direct such returns in such form and containing such particulars relating to persons employed by him or to any factory or establishment in respect of which he is the principal or immediate employer as may be specified in regulations made in this behalf.
(2) Where in respect of any factory or establishment the Corporation has reason to believe that a return should have been submitted under sub-section (1) but has not been so submitted, the Corporation may require any person in charge of the factory or establishment to furnish such particulars as it may consider necessary for the purpose of enabling the Corporation to decide whether the factory or establishment is a factory or establishment to which this Act applies.
(3) Every principal and immediate employer shall maintain such registers or records in respect of his factory or establishment as may be required by regulations made in this behalf.
It is mandatory on the part of the establishment to maintain the records and to produce the same whenever demanded by the authorities. If there is contravention, the punishment as stipulated by section 85(g) of the Act will be imposed; State through the Manager, State Insurance Corporation, Gulbarga v. Kranthi Kumar, 2005 LLR 376.
1. Subs. by Act 53 of 1951, sec. 12, for section 44 (w.e.f. 6-10-1951).