23. EMPLOYEES AUTHORISED BY RECOGNISED UNION TO APPEAR OR IN CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS TO BE CONSIDERED AS ON DUTY. –
Not more than two members of a recognised union duly authorised by it in writing who appear or act on its behalf in any proceeding under the Central Act or the Bombay Act or under this Act shall be deemed to be on duty on the days on which such proceedings actually take place, and accordingly, such member or members shall, on production of a certificate from the authority or the court before which he or they appeared or acted to the effect that he or they so appeared or acted on the days specified in the certificate, be entitled to be paid by his or their employer his or their salary and allowances which would have been payable for those days as if he or they had attended duty on those days.
Explanation : For the purpose of this section “recognised union” includes a representative union under the Bombay Act.