(2) Whoever, having been convicted of an offence under section 3, commits a like offence afterwards, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to two years.
- (a) fails to give notice as required by section 9, or
- (b) fails to maintain a register as required by section 11 or makes any false entry, in any such register; or
- (c) fails to display a notice containing an abstract of section 3 and this section as required by section 12; or
- (d) fails to comply with or contravenes any other provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder,
shall be punishable with simple imprisonment which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both.
Modified application of certain laws in relation to penalties. 15. (1) Where any person is found guilty and convicted of contravention of any of the provisions mentioned in sub-section (2), he shall be liable to penalties as provided in sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 14 of this Act and not under the Acts in which those provisions are contained.
(2) The provisions referred to in sub-section (1) are the provisions mentioned below:-
- (a) section 67 of the Factories Act, 194863 of 1948.;
- (b) section 40 of the Mines Act, 195235 of 1952.;
- (c) section 109 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 195844 of 1958.; and
- (d) section 21 of the Motor Transport Workers Act, 196127 of 1961..
Procedure relating to offences. 16. (1) Any person, police officer or Inspector may file a complaint of the commission of an offence under this Act in any court of competent jurisdiction.
(2) Every certificate as to the age of a child which has been granted by a prescribed medical authority shall, for the purposes of this Act, be conclusive evidence as to the age of the child to whom it relates.
(3) No court inferior to that of a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Magistrate of the first class shall try any offence under this Act.
Appointment of inspectors. 17. The appropriate Government may appoint Inspectors for the purposes of securing compliance with the provisions of this Act and any Inspector so appointed shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of the Indian Penal Code45 of 1860..
Power to make rules. 18. (1) The appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette and subject to the condition of previous publication, make rules for carrying into effect the provisions of this Act.
(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-