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Interstate Migrant Workmen-Applicability
The Act is intended to regulate the employment of inter-state migrant workmen and to provide for their conditions of service. It applies to every establishment, and the contractor, who employ five or more inter-state of Pass-Book to every inter-state migrant workmen with full details, payment of displacement allowance equivalent to 50% of monthly wages or Rs.75/- whichever is higher, payment of journey allowance including payment of wage during of the period of the journey, suitable residential accommodation, medical facilities and protective clothing, payment of wages, equal pay for equal work irrespective of sex etc. The main responsibility for enforcement of the provision of the Act lies with the Central and the State Governments/Union Territories in the establishment falling in the Central and State Sphere respectively.
Registration of certain establishments.- (1)
Every principal employer of an establishment to which this Act applies shall, within such period as the appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, fix in this behalf with respect to establishments generally or with respect to any class of them, make an application to the registering officer, in such form and manner and on payment of such fees as may be prescribed, for the registration of the establishment:
Provided that the registering officer may entertain any such application for registration after the expiry of the period fixed on that behalf if the registering officer is satisfied that the applicant was prevented by sufficient cause from making the application in time.
(2) Within one month after the receipt of an application for registration under sub-section (1), the registering officer shall,-
(a) if the application is complete in all respects, register the establishment and issue to the principal employer of the establishment a certificate of registration in the prescribed form; and
(b) if the application is not so complete, return the application to the principal employer of the establishment.
(3) Where within a period of one month after the receipt of an application for registration of an establishment under sub-section (1), the registering officer does not grant under clause (a) of sub-section (2) the certificate of registration applied for and does not return the application under clause (b) of that sub-section, the registering officer shall, within fifteen days of the receipt of an application in this behalf, from the principal employer, register the establishment and issue to the principal employer a certificate of registration in the prescribed form.