19. APPLICATION OF THE PAYMENT OF WAGES ACT, 1936, TO WORKERS. –
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, (hereinafter referred to in this section as “the said Act”), the State Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, direct that all or any of the provisions of the said Act or the rules made thereunder shall apply to all or any class of registered unprotected workers employed in any scheduled employment to which this Act applies, with the modification that in relation to registered unprotected workers employer shall mean where a Board makes payment of wages to any such worker, the Board, and in any other case, the employer as defined in this Act; and on such application of the provisions of the said Act, an Inspector appointed under this Act shall be deemed to be the Inspector for the purpose of the enforcement of such provisions of the said Act within the local limits of his jurisdiction.
(2) The State Government may, only if the Advisory Committee so advises, by a like notification cancel or vary any notification issued under sub-section (1).