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Section 21, Minimum Wages Act, 1948: Single Application i.r.o. A Number Of Employees

Section 21 (Single application in respect of a number of employees) of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, reads as follows:—

(1) Subject to such rules as may be prescribed, a single application may be presented under section 20 on behalf or in respect of any number of employees employed in the scheduled employment in respect of which minimum rates of wages have been fixed and in such cases the maximum compensation which may be awarded under sub-section (3) of section 20 shall not exceed ten times the aggregate amount of such excess or ten rupees per head, as the case may be.

(2) The Authority may deal with any number of separate pending applications presented under section 20 in respect of employees in the scheduled employments in respect of which minimum rates of wages have been fixed, as a single application presented under sub-section (1) of this section and the provisions of that sub-section shall apply accordingly.





Extra Notes for Readers

(1) In sub-section (1), the words “Subject to such rules as may be prescribed, a single application” was substituted for “A single application” by Act 30 of 1957, s. 13.

(2) In sub-section (1), the words “or ten rupees per head, as the case may be” was inserted by Act 30 of 1957, s. 13.





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