Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint, and different dates may be appointed for different States and for different cases or establishments.
Definitions. 2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
- (i) "appropriate Government" means, in relation to an establishment under the control of the Central Government ог a railway administration or a major port or a mine or oilfield, the Central Government, and in all other cases, the State Government;
- (ii) "child" means a person who has not completed his fourteenth year of age;
- (iii) "day" means a period of twenty-four hours beginning at mid-night;
- (iv) "establishment" includes a shop, commercial establishment, workshop, farm, residential hotel, restaurant, eating house, theatre or other place of public amusement or entertainment;
- (v) "family", in relation to an occupier, means the individual, the wife or husband, as the case may be, of such individual, and their children, brother or sister of such individual;
- (vi) "occupier", in relation to an establishment or a workshop, means the person who has the ultimate control over the affairs of the establishment or workshop;
- (vii) "port authority" means any authority administering port;
- (viii) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under section 18;
- (ix) "week" means a period of seven days beginning at mid-night on Saturday night or such other night as may be approved in writing for a particular area by the Inspector;
- (x) "workshop" means any premises (including the precincts thereof) wherein any industrial process is carried on, but does not include any premises to which the provisions of section 67 of the Factories Act, 194863 of 1948., for the time being, apply.
Prohibition of employment of children in certain occupations and processes
Prohibition of employment of children in certain occupations and processes. 3. No child shall be employed or permitted to work in any of the of the Schedule or in any workshop occupations set forth in Part A wherein any of the processes set forth in Part B of the Schedule is carried on:
Provided that nothing in this section shall apply to any workshop wherein any process is carried on by the occupier with the aid of his family or to any school established by, or receiving assistance or recognition from, Government.
Power to amend the Schedule.4. The Central Government, after giving by notification in the Official Gazette, not less than three months' notice of its intention so to do, may, by like notification, add any occupation or process to the Schedule and