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The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961

[Act No. 27 of 1961]

[20th May, 1961.]

Title The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961
Sections: Particulars:
Chapter I Preliminary Sections
1. Short title, extent, commencement and application
2. Definitions
Chapter II Registration of Motor Transport Undertakings
3. Registration of motor transport undertaking
Chapter III Inspecting Staff
4. Chief inspector and inspectors
5. Powers of the inspectors
6. Facilities to be afforded to inspectors
7. Certifying surgeons
Chapter IV Welfare and Health
8. Canteens
9. Rest rooms
10. Uniforms
11. Medical facilities
12. First-aid facilities
Chapter V Hours and Limitations of Employment
13. Hours of work for adult motor transport workers
14. Hours of work for adolescents employed as motor transport workers
15. Daily intervals for rest
16. Spread-over
17. Split duty
18. Notice of hours of work
19. Weekly rest
20. Compensatory day of rest
Chapter VI Employment of Young Persons
21. Prohibition of employment of children
22. Adolescents employed motor transport workers to carry tokens
23. Certificate of fitness
24. Power to require medical examination
Chapter VII Wages and Leave
25. Act 4 of 1936 to apply to payment of wages to motor transport workers
26. Extra wages for overtime
27. Annual leave with wages
28. Wages during leave period
Chapter VIII Penalties and Procedure
29. Obstructions
30. Use of false certificate of fitness
31. Contravention of provisions regarding employment of motor transport workers
32. Other offences
33. Enhanced penalty after previous conviction
34. Offences by companies
35. Cognizance of offences
36. Limitation of prosecutions
Chapter IX Miscellaneous
37. Effect of laws and agreements inconsistent with this Act
38. Exemptions
39. Powers to give directions
40. Power to make rules

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