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Section 3 – The Trade Unions Act, 1926

The Trade Unions Act, 1926


3. Appointment of Registrars.—


1[(1)] 2[The appropriate Government] shall appoint a person to be the Registrar of Trade Unions for 3[each State].


4[(2) The appropriate Government may appoint as many Additional and Deputy Registrars of Trade Unions as it thinks fit for the purpose of exercising and discharging, under the superintendence and direction of the Registrar, such powers and functions of the Registrar under this Act as it may, by order, specify and define the local limits within which any such Additional or Deputy Registrar shall exercise and discharge the powers and functions so specified.


(3) Subject to the provisions of any order under sub-section (2), where an Additional or Deputy Registrar exercises and discharges the powers and functions of a Registrar in an area within which the registered office of a Trade Union is situated, the Additional or Deputy Registrar shall be deemed to be the Registrar in relation to the Trade Union for the purposes of this Act.]



Powers of Registrar

The Registrar has power to enquire about the legality of the new election of the office-bearers of a Trade Union; Mohan Lal v. Registrar of Trade Unions, 1983 Lab IC 1883.



1. Section 3 re-numbered as sub-section (1) thereof by Act 42 of 1960, sec. 4 (w.e.f. 21-9-1960).


2. Subs. by the A. O. 1937, for “Each Local Government”.


3. Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for “the Province”.


4. Ins. by Act 42 of 1960, sec. 4 (w.e.f. 21-9-1960).


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