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Minimum Wages Act, 1948

30. Power of appropriate government to make rules

(1) The appropriate government may subject to the condition of previous publication by notification in the Official Gazette make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power such rules may

(a) prescribe the term of office of the members the procedure to be followed in the conduct of business the method of voting the manner of filling up casual vacancies in membership and the quorum necessary for the transaction of business of the committees sub-committees and the Advisory Board;

(b) prescribe the method of summoning witnesses production of documents relevant to the subject-matter of the enquiry before the committees sub-committees and the Advisory Board;

(c) prescribe the mode of computation of the cash value of wages in kind and of concessions in respect of supplies of essential commodities at concession rates;

(d) prescribe the time and conditions of payment of and the deductions permissible from wages;

(e) provide for giving adequate publicity to the minimum rates of wages fixed under this Act;

(f) provide for a day of rest in every period of seven days and for the particulars to be entered in such registers and records;

(g) prescribe the number of hours of work which shall constitute a normal working day;

(h) prescribe the cases and circumstance in which an employee employed for a period of less than the requisite number of hours constituting a normal working day shall not be entitled to receive wages for a full normal working day;

(i) prescribe the form of registers and records to be maintained and the particulars to be entered in such registers and records;

(j) provide for the issue of wage book and wage slips and prescribe the manner of making and authenticating entries in wage books and wage slips;

(k) prescribe the powers of Inspectors for purposes of this Act;

(l) regulate the scale of costs that may be allowed in proceedings under section 20 and

(m) prescribe the amount of court-fees payable in respect of proceedings under section 20; and

(n) provide for any other matter which is to be or may be prescribed.

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