INTERIM DEVALUATION ALLOWANCE OF EMPLOYEES act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Competent authority.

3. This Act to have force and effect notwithstanding anything in any other written law.

4. Interim devaluation allowance.

5. Payment due under section 4 to constitute part of an employee's wages.

6. Power of entry and inspection.

7. Power of competent authority to call for returns.

8. Special provisions regarding payments under section 4.

9. Special provisions regarding continuation of employment.

10. Failure to pay sums due under section 4 or failure to comply with section 9.

11. Offences.

12. Liability of employer's agent.

13. Court of trial for offences.

14. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

40 of 1968.

AN ACT to provide for the payment, otherwise than by emergency Laws, of an Interim Devaluation Allowance by Employers to Industrial and Agricultural Employees, and for matters connected-therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 18th November, 1968]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Interim Devaluation Allowance of Employees Act.

2. Competent authority.

(1) The Commissioner shall be the competent authority for the purposes of this Act.

(2) The competent authority may delegate to any officer of the Labour Department any power, function or duty conferred or imposed on such authority by this Act.

3. This Act to have force and effect notwithstanding anything in any other written law.

The provisions of this Act shall have force and effect notwithstanding anything in any other written law, or in any contract of employment, whether oral, written, express or implied; and accordingly, in the event of any conflict or inconsistency between such provisions and any such other law or such contract, such provisions shall to the extent of such inconsistency prevail over any such other law or such contract.

4. Interim devaluation allowance.

(1) On and after the 18th day of November, 1968, every employer of any industrial or agricultural employee shall, in respect of each month, pay such employee an interim allowance, in this Act referred to as an "interim devaluation allowance”, calculated at the following rates—

(a) where such employee is an industrial employee, other than a piece-rated industrial employee; and—

(i) is remunerated at a monthly rate and his monthly basic wages do not exceed three hundred rupees, or his monthly consolidated wages do not exceed five hundred and five rupees, at the rate of ten rupees per mensem; or

(ii) is remunerated at a daily rate and his monthly basic wages computed at such daily rate do not exceed three hundred rupees, or his monthly consolidated wages computed at such daily rate do not exceed five hundred and five rupees, at the rate of forty cents per diem for each day in respect of which he is entitled to receive wages; or

(b) where such employee is an agricultural employee, other than a piece-rated agricultural employee, and—

(i) is remunerated at a monthly rate, and his monthly basic wages do not exceed three hundred rupees or his monthly consolidated wages do not exceed five hundred and five rupees, at the rate of seven rupees and fifty cents per mensem; or

(ii) is remunerated at a daily rate and his monthly basic wages computed at such daily rate do not exceed three hundred rupees, or his monthly consolidated wages computed at such daily rate do not exceed five hundred and five rupees, at the rate of thirty cents per diem for each day in respect of which he is entitled to receive wages; or

(c) where such employee is an industrial or agricultural employee, other than a piece-rated industrial or agricultural employee and is remunerated at a monthly rate, and—

(i) his monthly basic wages exceed three hundred rupees but do not exceed three hundred and ten rupees in the case of an industrial employee, or three hundred and seven rupees and fifty cents in the case of an agricultural employee, at the rate specified in Part I of the Schedule to this Act and applicable in the case of such employee; or

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