INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES (HEARING AND DETERMINATION
OF PROCEEDINGS) (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

DETERMINATION OF PROCEEDING BEFORE Labour TribunalS

2. Assistant Secretary to forward copy of application to the employer.

3. Tribunal to proceed in the absence of any party.

4. Postponement of hearing not permitted.

5. Powers and duties of Labour Tribunals in regard to application.

6. Filing, hearing and decision on appeals or applications in revision made under section 31D of the Industrial Disputes Act.

7. Application for writ made under section 31D appeal from any order made on such application to the Supreme Court to be heard and decided within four months.

8. Decision on appeals made to the Supreme Court under section 31DD.

9. Evidence Ordinance not to apply.

10. Serving of notice, application under this act.

DETERMINATION OF APPLICATION MADE UNDER THE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF WORKMEN (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT

11. Order under section 2 of the Termination of Employment of Workmen (Special Provision) Act to be made within two months of application.

12. Order under section 6 of the Termination of Employment of workmen (special provision) Act to be made within two months of application.

13. Order under section 6A of the Termination of Employment of Workmen (Special Provisions) Act to be made within two months of application.

DETERMINATION OF REFERENCES MADE TO AN Arbitrator

14. An Arbitrator to make an award in respect of a reference under the Industrial Disputes Act within three months of reference.

APPLICATIONS MADE TO INTERPRET AWARDS OR ORDERS UNDER INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES ACT

15. Reference under section 34 of the Industrial Disputes Act to be made within one month of the order or award.

DETERMINATION OF PENDING ACTION

16. Pending proceedings.

17. Interpretation.

18. Sinhala text to Prevail in case of inconsistency.

13 of 2003.

AN ACT to provide for the expeditious hearing and determination of applications and references made under the Industrial Disputes Act and the Termination of Employment of Workmen (special provisions) Act, to amend the Industrial Disputes Act and the Termination of Employment of Workmen (special provisions) Act, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 20th March, 2003]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Industrial Disputes (Hearing and Determination of Proceedings) (Special Provisions) Act.

Determination of Proceeding before Labour Tribunals

2. Assistant Secretary to forward copy of application to the employer.

(1) Upon receipt by a Labour Tribunal of an application under section 31B of the Industrial Disputes Act, it shall be the duty of the Assistant Secretary of such Labour Tribunal, if such application is in due form, to forthwith and in any event with in three working days of the date of receipt of such application, to forward a copy thereof to the employer in respect of whom such application is made, and shall by written notice require him to transmit within a period of twenty one days of receipt of such notice, a statement in duplicate setting out his answer to the matter to which the application relates. It shall be the duty of the employer to transmit the statement required in duplicate to the Assistant Secretary within the stipulated period.

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