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The Mines Act, 1952

[Act No. 35 of 19521]

[15th March, 1952.]

Title The Mines Act, 1952
Chapter I Preliminary
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Act not to apply in certain cases
4. References to time of day
Chapter II Inspectors and Certifying Surgeons
5. Chief Inspector and Inspectors
6. Functions of Inspectors
7. Powers of Inspectors of Mines
8. Powers of special officer to enter, measure, etc
9. Facilities to be afforded to Inspectors
9A. Facilities to be provided for occupational health survey
10. Secrecy of information obtained
11. Certifying surgeons
Chapter III Committees
12. Committees
13. Functions of the Committee
14. Powers, etc., of the Committees
15. Recovery of expenses
Chapter IV Mining Operations and Management of Mines
16. Notice to be given of mining operations
17. Managers
18. Duties and responsibilities of owners, agents and managers
Chapter V Provisions as to Health and Safety
19. Drinking water
20. Conservancy
21. Medical appliances
22. Powers of Inspectors when causes of danger not expressly provided against exist or when employment of persons is dangerous
22A. Power to prohibit employment in certain cases
23. Notice to be given of accidents
24. Power of Government to appoint Court of inquiry in cases of accidents
25. Notice of certain diseases
26. Power to direct investigation of causes of disease
27. Publication of reports
Chapter VI Hours and Limitation of Employment
28. Weekly day of rest
29. Compensatory days of rest
30. Hours of work above ground
31. Hours of work below ground
32. Night shift
33. Extra wages for overtime
34. Prohibition of employment of certain persons
35. Limitation of daily hours of work including overtime work
36. Notices regarding hours of work
37. Supervising Staff
38. Exemption from provisions regarding employment
39. Power to make exempting rules
40. Employment of persons below eighteen years of age
41. [Omitted.]
42. [Omitted.]
43. Power to require medical examination
44. [Omitted.]
45. Prohibition of the presence of persons below eighteen years of age in a mine
46. Employment of women
47. [Omitted.]
48. Registers of persons employed
Chapter VII Leave with wages
49. Application of Chapter
50. Leave defined
51. Calendar year defined
52. Annual leave with wages
53. Wages during leave period
54. Payment in advance in certain cases
55. Mode of recovery of unpaid wages
56. Power to exempt mines
Chapter VIII Regulations, Rules and bye-laws
57. Power of Central Government to make regulations
58. PowePower of Central Government to make regulationsr of Central Government to make rules
59. Prior publication of regulation and rules
60. Power to make regulations without previous publication
61. Bye-laws
61A. Laying of regulations, rules and bye-laws before Parliament
62. Posting up of abstracts from Act, regulations, etc
Chapter IX Penalties and Procedure
63. Obstruction
64. Falsification of records, etc
65. Use of false certificates of fitness
66. Omission to furnish plans, etc
67. Contravention of provisions regarding employment of labour
68. Penalty for employment of persons below eighteen years of age
69. Failure to appoint manager
70. Notice of accidents
71. Owner, etc., to report to Chief Inspector in certain cases
72. Obligation of persons employed in a mine
72A. Special Provision for contravention of certain regulations
72B. Special provision for contravention of orders under section 22
72C. Special provision for contravention of law with dangerous results
73. General provision for disobedience of orders
74. Enhanced penalty after previous conviction
75. Prosecution of owner, agent or manager
76. Determination of owner in certain cases
77. Exemption of owner, agent or manager from liability in certain cases
78. Power of court to make orders
79. Limitation of prosecutions
80. Cognizance of offences
80A. [Omitted.]
81. Reference to Committee in lieu of prosecution in certain cases
Chapter X Miscellaneous
82. Decision of question whether a mine is under this Act
83. Power to exempt from operation of Act, regulations, etc,
84. Power to alter or rescind orders
85. Application of Act to mines belonging to Government
85A. Persons required to give notice, etc., legally bound to do so
85B. Signing of returns, notices, etc
85C. No fee or charge to be realised for facilities and conveniences
86. Application of certain provisions of Act 63 of 1948 to mines
87. Protection of action taken in good faith
88. [Repealed.]

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