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Factories Act, 1948


70. Effect of certificate of fitness granted to adolescent

(1) An adolescent who has been granted a certificate of fitness to work in a factory as an adult under clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 69, and who while at work in a factory carries a token giving reference to the certificate, shall be deemed to be an adult for all the purposes of Chapters VI and VIII.

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13[(1A) No female adolescent or a male adolescent who has not attained the age of seventeen years but who has been granted a certificate of fitness to work in a factory as an adult, shall be required or allowed to work in any factory except between 6 A.M. and 7 P.M. :

PROVIDED that the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, in respect of any factory or group or class or description of factories,-

(i) vary the limits laid down in this sub-section so, however, that no such section shall authorize the employment of any female adolescent between 10 P.M. and 5 A.M.

(ii) grant exemption from the provisions of this sub-section in case of serious emergency where national interest is involved.]

(2) An adolescent who has not been granted a certificate of fitness to work in a factory as an adult under the aforesaid clause (b) shall, notwithstanding his age, be deemed to be a child or all the purposes of this Act.



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