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Section 17 – Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923

Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923

 

 

17. Contracting out.—

 

Any contract or agreement whether made before or after the commencement of this Act, whereby a workman relinquishes any right of compensation from the employer for personal injury arising out of or in the course of the employment, shall be null and void in so far as it purports to remove or reduce the liability of any person to pay compensation under this Act.

 

COMMENTS

Interference by High Court

 

The interference of High Court with the order of recall on the ground of fraud by workman by Commissioner for Workman Compensation unjustified both on fact and law; Roshan Deen v. Preeti Lal, AIR 2002 SC 33.

 

Legislative mandate cannot be bypassed in exercise of supervisory and extraordinary jurisdiction under article 227 of the Constitution

 

The Legislative mandate to protect rights of workman cannot be bypassed in exercise of supervisory and extraordinary jurisdiction under article 227 of Constitution; Roshan Deen v. Preeti Lal, (2002) 1 SCC 100.

 

 

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