85C. POWER OF COURT TO MAKE ORDERS. –
1[85C. Power of Court to make orders.—(1) Where an employer is convicted of an offence for failure to pay any contribution payable under this Act, the court may, in addition to awarding any punishment, by order, in writing, require him within a period specified in the order (which the court may if it thinks fit and on application in that behalf, from time to time, extend), to pay the amount of contribution in respect of which the offence was committed 2and to furnish the return relating to such contributions.
(2) Where an order is made under sub-section (1), the employer shall not be liable under this Act in respect of the continuation of the offence during the period or extended period, if any, allowed by the court, but if, on the expiry of such period or extended period, as the case may be, the order of the court has not been fully complied with, the employer shall be deemed to have committed a further offence and shall be punishable with imprisonment in respect thereof under section 85 and shall also be liable to pay fine which may extend to 3one thousand rupees for every day after such expiry on which the order has not been complied with.
1. Ins. by Act 38 of 1975, sec. 5 (w.e.f. 1-9-1975).
2. Added by Act 29 of 1989, sec. 36 (w.e.f. 20-10-1989)
3. Subs. by Act 29 of 1989, sec. 36, for “one hundred” (w.e.f. 20-10-1989).