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2. Definitions.-

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

4[(ia)] "appropriate Government" means, in relation to an establishment under the control of the Central Government or a railway administration or a major port or a mine or oilfield, the Central Government, and in all other cases, the State Government;

5[(i) "adolescent" means a person who has completed his fourteenth year of age but has not completed his eighteenth year;]

6[(ii) "child" means a person who has not completed his fourteenth year of age or such age as may be specified in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (35 of 2009), whichever is more;]

(iii) "day" means a period of twenty-four hours beginning at mid-night;

(iv) "establishment" includes a shop, commercial establishment, workshop, farm, residential hotel, restaurant, eating house, theatre or other place of public amusement or entertainment;

(v) "family", in relation to an occupier, means the individual, the wife or husband, as the case may be, of such individual, and their children, brother or sister of such individual;

(vi) "occupier", in relation to an establishment or a workshop, means the person who has the ultimate control over the affairs of the establishment or workshop;

(vii) "port authority" means any authority administering a port;

(viii) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under section 18;

(ix) "week" means a period of seven days beginning at midnight on Saturday night or such other night as may be approved in writing for a particular area by the Inspector;

(x) "workshop" means any premises (including the precincts thereof) wherein any industrial process is carried on, but does not include any premises to which the provisions of section 67 of the Factories Act, 1948 (63 of 1948), for the time being, apply.

1. Subs. by Act 35 of 2016, s. 2, for the long title (w.e.f. 1-9-2016).

2. Subs. by s. 4, ibid., for "the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 (61 of 1986)" (w.e.f. 1-9-2016).

3. 26th May, 1993, vide notification No. S.O. 333(E), dated 26th March, 1993, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

4. Clause (i) renumbered as clause (ia) thereof by Act 35 of 2016, s. 4 (w.e.f. 1-9-2016).

5. Ins. by s. 4, ibid. (w.e.f 1-9-2016).

6. Subs. by s. 4, ibid., for clause (ii) (w.e.f. 1-9-2016).



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