Regulation of conditions of work

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  • Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance

    Ongoing compliance requirement

  • Filing and Maintenance Requirements

    The Motor Transport Workers Act lays down detailed provisions for regulating work hours, payment of wages and protection of the welfare and health of the employees. It also provides for maintenance of certain records and registers.

    A ‘motor transport worker’ means a person who is employed in a motor transport undertaking directly or through an agency, whether for wages or not, to work in a professional capacity on a transport vehicle or to attend to duties in connection with the arrival, departure, loading or unloading of such transport vehicle and includes a driver, conductor, cleaner, station staff, line checking staff, booking clerk, cash clerk, depot clerk, time-keeper, watchman or attendant.

  • Penalty

    (1) Whoever obstructs an inspector in the discharge of his duties under this Act or
    refuses or wilfully neglects to affords the inspector any reasonable facility for making any inspection,
    examination or inquiry authorised by or under this Act in relation to any motor transport undertaking shall
    be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may
    extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.
    (2) Whoever wilfully refuses to produce on the demand of a inspector any register or other document
    kept in pursuance of this Act, or prevents or attempts to prevent or does anything which he has reason to
    believe is likely to prevent any person from appearing before or being examined by an inspector acting in
    pursuance of his duties under this Act, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend
    to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.

    (3) Whoever knowingly uses or attempts to use as a certificate of
    fitness granted to himself under section 23 a certificate granted to another person under that section, or
    having been granted a certificate of fitness to himself, knowingly allows it to be used, or an attempt to use
    it to be made, by another person, shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to one month,
    or with fine which may extend to fifty rupees, or with both.
    (4) Whoever, except as otherwise permitted by or under this Act, contravenes any provision of this Act or of any rules
    made there under, prohibiting, restricting or regulating the employment of persons in a motor transport
    undertaking, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with
    fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both, and in the case of a continuing contravention
    with an additional fine which may extend to seventy-five rupees for every day during which such
    contravention continues after conviction for the first such contravention.
    (5) Whoever willfully disobeys any direction lawfully given by any person or
    authority empowered under this Act to give such direction or contravenes any of the provisions of this Act
    or of any rules made there under for which no other penalty is elsewhere provided by or under this Act
    shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which
    may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.

    If any person who has been convicted of any
    offence punishable under this Act is again guilty of an offence involving a contravention of the same
    provision, he shall be punishable on a subsequent conviction with imprisonment which may extend to six
    months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both:
    Provided that for the purposes of this section no cognizance shall be taken of any conviction made
    more than two years before the commission of the offence which is being punished

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