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Report No. 62

10.62. Item 26.-

Item 26 relates to persons employed in the handling or transport of goods in, or within the precincts of-

(a) any warehouse or other place in which goods are stored, and in which on any one day of the preceding twelve months ten or more persons have been so employed, or

(b) any market in which on any one day of the preceding twelve months fifty or more persons have been so employed.

It needs no change.

10.63. Item 27.-

Item 27 relates to persons employed in any occupation involving the handling and manipulation of radium or X-rays apparatus, or contact with radio-active substances. It needs no change.

10.64. Item 28.-

Item 28 relates to persons employed in or in connection with the construction, erection, dismantling, operation or maintenance of an aircraft as defined in section 2 of the Indian Aircraft Act, 1934. If the scope of air-borne vehicles itself become widened, the necessary amendment, one can presume, will be made in the Aircraft Act. The item needs no change.

10.65. Item 29.-

Persons employed in farming by tractors or other contrivances driven by steam or other mechanical power or by electricity fall within item 29. We have separately dealt with the question of widening this item.1

1. See discussion as to extension of the Act to agricultural employment; paras. 10.21 to 10.23, supra.

10.66. Item 30.- Item 30 reads:

"Employed, otherwise than in a clerical capacity, in the construction, working, repair or maintenance of a tube well."

It needs no change.

10.67. Item 31.-

Item 31 refers to persons employed in the maintenance, repair or renewal of electric fittings in any building. It needs no change.

10.68. Item 32.- Persons employed in a circus fall within item 32. No change is suggested, in this item.

10.68A. Persons employed in employment requiring them to handle snakes (New item to be added).-

We have finished the existing items. We shall now deal with a few new items. We propose to add a new item to cover persons employed in any employment which requires them to handle snakes1 for the purpose of extraction of venom or for the purpose of looking after snakes. The need for it is obvious.

1. See paras. 10.21 to 10.23, supra.

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