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Section 7 – Workmen’s Compensation (Amendment) Act,2009

Workmen’s Compensation (Amendment) Act,2009

Section 7. Amendment of Section 4

In Section 4 of the principal Act,

(a) In sub-section (1),

(i) in clause (a), for the words “eighty thousand rupees”, the words “one lakh and twenty thousand rupees” shall be substituted;

(ii) in clause (b), for the words “ninety thousand rupees”, the words “one lakh and forty thousand rupees” shall be substituted;

(iii) after clause (b), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely

“Provided that the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, from time to time, enhance the amount of compensation mentioned in clauses (a) and (b).”;

(iv) after clause (b), Explanation II shall be omitted;

(b) After sub-section (1-A), the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely

“(1-B) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify, for the purposes of sub-section (1), such monthly wages in relation to an employee as it may consider necessary.”;

(c) After sub-section (2), the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely

“(2-A) The employee shall be reimbursed the actual medical expenditure incurred by him for treatment of injuries caused during the course of employment.”;

(d) In sub-section (4),

(A) for the words “two thousand and five-hundred rupees”, the words “not less than five thousand rupees” shall be substituted;

(B) the following proviso shall be inserted, namely

“Provided that the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, from time to time, enhance the amount specified in this sub-section.”.

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