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Industrial Disputes Act, 1947

Related Legislation: ID (Banking and Insurance Companies) Act, 1949    Central ID Rules, 1957   



 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
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