PART XIII
REGISTERS, RETURNS AND NOTICE BOARDS

Duty to keep registers

61. (1) Every employer shall prepare and keep one or more registers containing such information regarding each employee employed by him as may be prescribed by regulations made under this Act.

(2) Every such register shall be preserved for such period that every particular recorded therein shall be available for inspection for not less than six years after the recording thereof.

(3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), the Director General, on a written application by an employer, may permit the employer to keep the information required under subsection (1) in any other manner as may be approved by the Director General subject to such conditions as he may deem fit to impose.

Power to make regulations requiring information as to wages

62. The Minister may, by regulations made under this Act, provide that every employer or any specified class or classes of employers shall make available, in such form and at such intervals as may be prescribed, to every employee employed by him or them or to such class or classes of employees as may be specified such particulars as may be specified relating to the wages of such employees or any of them.

Duty to submit returns

63. (1) The Director General may, by notification in the Gazette or by notice in writing require every employer or such class or classes of employers as may be specified, and every owner or occupier of land upon which employees are employed or such class or classes of owners or occupiers as may be specified, to forward to the Director General at such times as he may direct a return or returns, in such form or forms as he may prescribe, giving such particulars relating to the employees of the employers, or to the employees employed on the land, as may be prescribed.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Act, the powers of the Director General under subsection (1) extends to every employee employed under a contract of service irrespective of the monthly wages of the employee.

Duty to give notice and other information

63A. (1) Any person or employer who proposes—

(a) to operate any agricultural or industrial undertaking or any establishment where any commerce, trade, profession or business of any description is carried on; or

(b) to take over or commence business in such undertaking or establishment; or

(c) to change the name or the location of such undertaking or establishment,

in which any employee is employed or is likely to be employed shall, within ninety days of such commencing of operation, taking over or commencing of business, or changing the name or the location of the undertaking or establishment, as the case may be, give notice in writing thereof to the nearest office of the Director of Labour having jurisdiction for the area in which that undertaking or establishment is located and furnish such office of the Director of Labour with—

(i) the registered name, address and nature of business of;

(ii) the name of the manager or person in charge of; and

(iii) a statement of the categories and total number of employees employed in,

that undertaking or establishment.

(1A) For the purposes of this section the expressions "commencing of operation" and "commencing of business" each means the date on which the undertaking or establishment is registered under any written law, or the date on which the first employee is employed in furtherance of the operation, commerce, trade or business of such undertaking or establishment, whichever is earlier.

(2) Where any undertaking or establishment as is referred to in subsection (1) is already in operation or has commenced business, such notice shall be given within ninety days of the coming into force of this section.

(3) Any person or employer who fails to give notice as required by this section or gives such notice containing any false particulars commits an offence.

Duty to display notice boards

64. The owner of any—

(a) estate of twenty hectares or more;

(b) mine;

(c) factory;

(d) trade, business or manufacturing activity carried on in any premises,

on or in which not less than five employees are employed shall, if such estate, mine, factory or premises is outside the limits of a City, Municipality, Town Council, Town Board or other local authority, cause to be erected where practicable in a conspicuous place at or adjacent to the place where the access road to such estate, mine, factory or premises joins the main road or a railway or river, as the case may be, a notice board on which shall be set out in the national language the name of such estate, mine, factory, trade, business or manufacturing activity and the address of the registered or other office thereof.