4. Conciliation officers
(1) The appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint such number of persons as it think–, fit, to be conciliation officers, charged with the duty of mediating in and promoting the settlement of industrial disputes.
(2) A conciliation officer may be appointed for a specified area or for specified industries in a specified area or for one or more specified industries and either permanently or for a limited period.
1[“(f) he is or has been a Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) or Joint Commissioner of the State Labour Department, having a degree in law and at least seven years’ experience in the labour department including three years of experience as Conciliation Officer:
Provided that no such Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner or Joint Labour Commissioner shall be appointed unless he resigns from the service of the Central Government or State Government, as the case may be, before being appointed as the presiding officer; or
(g) he is an officer of Indian Legal Service in Grade HI with three years’ experience in the grade.”.]
1. Ins. by Act 24 of 2010 w.e.f. 18-8-2010.