Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and working Conditions) Act

Chapter X - Penalties and Procedure


Section 49: PENALTY FOR OBSTRUCTIONS

(1) Whoever obstructs an Inspector in the discharge of his duties under this Act or refuses or willfully neglects to afford the Inspector any reasonable facility for making any inspection, examination, inquiry or investigation authorised by or under this Act in relation to an establishment shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.
(2) Whoever willfully refuses to produce on the demand of an Inspector any register or other document kept in pursuance of this Act or prevents or attempts to prevent or does anything which he has reason to believe to prevent any person from appearing before, or being examined by, an Inspector acting in pursuance of his duties under this Act shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.