Factories Act

Chapter VII - Employment of Young Persons


Section 70: Effect of certificate of fitness granted to adolescent

(1) An adolescent who has been granted a certificate of fitness to work in a factory as an adult under clause (b) of sub-section (2) of Section 69, and who while at work in a factory carries a token giving reference to the certificate, shall be deemed to be an adult for all the purposes of Chapters VI and VIII:

(1-A) No female adolescent or a male adolescent who has not attained the age of seventeen years but who has been granted a certificate of fitness to work in a factory as an adult, shall be required or allowed to work in any factory except between 6 a.m and 7 p.m. :

Provided that the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, in respect of any factory or group or class or description of factories,-
(i) vary limits laid down in this sub-section so, however, that no such section shall authorise the employment of any female adolescent between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.;
(ii) grant exemption from the provisions of this sub-section in case of serious emergency where national interest is involved.

(2) An adolescent who has not been granted a certificate of fitness to work in a factory as an adult under the aforesaid clause (b) shall, notwithstanding his age, be deemed to be child for the purposes of this Act.
Related Keywords
Adoloscent/Young Person  Change In Working Hours or Holidays  Child Labour  Conditions of Service  Hours of Work / Working Hours  Overtime Work