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Section 62 – Factories Act, 1948

Factories Act, 1948





(1) The manager of every factory shall maintain a register of adult workers, to be available to the Inspector at all times during working hours, or when any work is being carried on in the factory, showing – (a) the name of each adult worker in the factory;


(b) the nature of his work;


(c) the group, if any, in which he is included;


(d) where his group works on shifts, the relay to which he is allotted; and


(e) such other particulars as may be prescribed :


Provided that if the Inspector is of opinion that any muster roll or register maintained as a part of the routine of a factory gives in respect of any or all the workers in the factory the particulars required under this section, he may, by order in writing, direct that such muster roll or register shall to the corresponding extent be maintained in place of, and be treated as, the register of adult workers in that factory.


1[(1A) No adult worker shall be required or allowed to work in any factory unless his name and other particulars have been entered in the register of adult workers.]


(2) The State Government may prescribe the form of the register of adult workers, the manner in which it shall be maintained and the period for which it shall be preserved.




A separate and distinct offence is not committed in respect of each particular which is omitted to be shown in the register of adult workers but it is the failure to maintain a register of adult workers showing the various particulars that constitute the offence, whether be one, two or several; State v. Jamnadas Vasanji, 1962 (4) FLR 282.



1. Ins. by Act 94 of 1976, sec. 26 (w.e.f. 26-10-1976).



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