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Related Legislation: - ID (Banking and Insurance Companies) Act, 1949

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1. Short title, and commencement
2. Definitions
2-A. Dismissal, etc., of an individual workman to be deemed to be an industrial dispute

Authorities under this Act

3. Works Committee
4. Conciliation officers
5. Boards of Conciliation
6. Courts of Inquiry
7. Labour Courts
7-A. Tribunals
7-B. National Tribunals
7-C. Disqualifications for the presiding officers of Labour Courts, Tribunals and National Tribunals
8. Filling of vacancies
9. Finality of orders constituting Boards, etc

Notice of Change

9-A. Notice of change
9-B. Power of Government to exempt

Grievance Redressal Machinery

9-C. Setting up of Grievance Settlement Authorities and reference of certain individual disputes to such

Reference of disputes to boards, courts or tribunals

10. Reference of disputes to Boards, Courts or Tribunals
10-A. Voluntary reference of disputes to arbitration

Procedure, Powers and Duties of Authorities

11. Procedure and powers of conciliation officer, Boards, Courts and Tribunals
11-A. Powers of Labour Courts, Tribunals and National Tribunals to give appropriate relief
12. Duties of conciliation officers
13. Duties of Board
14. Duties of Courts
15. Duties of Labour Courts, Tribunals and National Tribunals
16. Form of report or award
17. Publication of report and awards
17-A. Commencement of the award
17-B. Payment of full wages to workman pending proceedings in higher courts
18. Persons on whom settlements and awards are binding
19. Period of operation of settlements and awards
20. Commencement and Conclusion of proceedings
21. Certain matters to be kept confidential

Strikes and Lock-outs

22. Prohibition of strikes and lock-outs
23. General prohibition of strikes and lock-outs
24. Illegal strikes and lock-outs
25. Prohibition of financial aid to illegal strikes and lock-outs

Lay-off and Retrenchment

25-A. Application of Sections 25-C to 25-E
25-B. Definition of continuous service
25-C. Right or workmen laid off for compensation
25-D. Duty of an employer to maintain muster-rolls of workmen
25-E. Workmen not entitled to compensation in certain cases
25-F. Conditions precedent to retrenchment of workmen
25-FF. Compensation to workmen in case of transfer of undertakings
25FFA. Sixty days notice to be given of intention to close down any undertaking
25FFF. Compensation to workmen in case of closing down of undertaking
25-G. Procedure for retrenchment
25-H. Re-employment of retrenched workmen workmen
25-I. Recovery of moneys due from employers under this Chapter
25-J. Effect of laws inconsistent with this Chapter

Special Provisions Relating to lay-off,retrenchment and closure in certain establishments

25-K. Application of Chapter V-B
25-L. Definitions
25-M. Prohibition of lay-off
25-N. Conditions precedent to retrenchment of workmen
25-O. Procedure for closing down an undertaking
25-P. Special provision as to restarting of undertakings closed down before commencement of 1976 Amendment
25-Q. Penalty for lay-off and retrenchment without previous permission
25-R. Penalty for closure
25-S. Certain provisions of Chapter V-A to apply to an industrial establishment to which this Chapter applies

Unfair Labour Practices

25-T. Prohibition of unfair labour practice
25-U. Penalty for committing unfair labour practices


26. Penalty for illegal strikes and lock-outs
27. Penalty for instigation, etc.
28. Penalty for giving financial aid to illegal strikes and lock-outs
29. Penalty for breach of settlement or award
30. Penalty for disclosing confidential information
30-A. Penalty for closure without notice
31. Penalty for other offences


32. Offence by companies, etc.
33. Conditions of service, etc., to remain unchanged under certain circumstances during pendency or proceedings
33-A. Special provision for adjudication as to whether conditions of service, etc., changed during pendency
33-B. Power to transfer certain proceedings
33-C. Recovery of money due from an employer
34. Cognizance of offices
35. Protection of persons
36. Representation of parties
36-A. Power to remove difficulties
36-B. Power to exempt
37. Protection of action taken under the Act.
38. Power to make rules
39. Delegation or powers
40. Power to amend Schedules