Employee State Insurance Act
Section 85-B: Power to recover damages
(1) Where an employer fails to pay the amount due in respect of any contribution or any other amount payable under this Act, the Corporation may recover [from the employer by way of penalty such damages not exceeding the amount of arrears as may be specified in the regulations] :
Provided further that the Corporation may reduce or waive the damages recoverable under this section in relation to an establishment which is a sick industrial company in respect of which a scheme for rehabilitation has been sanctioned by the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction established under Section 4 of the Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985 ( 1 of 1986), subject to such terms and conditions as may be specified in regulations.]
(2) Any damages recoverable under sub-section (1) may be recovered as an arrear of land revenue [or under Section 45-C to Section 45-I].