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Cine Workers and Cinema Theatre Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1981

3. Prohibition of employment of cine-worker without agreement

(1) No person shall be employed as a cine-worker in or in connection with the production of any feature film unless,-

(a) an agreement in writing is entered into with such person by the producer of such film; or, where such person is employed through a contractor or other person, by the producer of such film and such contractor or other person; and

(b) such agreement is registered with the competent authority by the producer of such film.

(2) Every agreement, referred to in sub-section (1) shall,-

(a) be in the prescribed form;

(b) specify the name of and such other particulars as may be prescribed with respect to, the person to whose employment it relates (hereafter in this sub-section referred to as the employee);

(c) specify the nature of assignment of the employee, his hours of work, the wages and other benefits (including benefits by way of provident fund, if any), to which he is entitled; the mode of payment of such wages and contributions to such provident fund and all other terms and conditions of employment;

(d) include, where such employee is employed through a contractor or other person, a specific condition to the effect that in the event of the contractor or other person failing to discharge his obligations under the agreement to the employee with respect to payment of wages or any other matter, the producer of the film concerned shall be liable to discharge such obligations and shall be entitled to be reimbursed with respect thereto by the contractor or other person.

(3) A copy of the agreement referred to in sub-section (1) with respect to the employment of any person as a cine-worker shall, if such person is entitled to the benefits of provident fund under section 16, also be forwarded by the producer of the film to the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner concerned under the Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952.

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