The Mines Act, 1923

( ACT NO. IV OF 1923 )

♣An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the regulation and inspection of mines.


WHEREAS it is expedient to amend and consolidate the law relating to the regulation and inspection of mines; It is hereby enacted as follows:-




1. Short title, extent and commencement

2. [Omitted]

3. Definitions

4.Chief Inspector and Inspectors

5.Functions of Inspectors

6.Powers of Inspectors of Mines

7.Powers of special officer to enter, measure, etc.

8.Facilities to be afforded to Inspectors

9.Secrecy of information obtained

10.Mining Boards


12.Powers of Mining Boards

13.Recovery of expenses

14.Notice to be given of mining operations


16.Duties and responsibilities of owners, agents and managers


18.Medical appliances

19.Powers of Inspectors when causes of danger not expressly provided against exist or when employment of persons is dangerous

20.Notice to be given of accidents

21.Power of Government to appoint court of inquiry in cases of accidents

22.Publication of reports

22A.Weekly day of rest

22C.Hours of work below ground

22D.Special provision for night relays

22B.Hours of work above ground

23.Prohibition of employment of certain persons

23A.[ Repealed]

23C.Limitation of hours of work for females

23B.Notices regarding hours of works

24.Supervising staff

25.Exemption from provisions regarding employment


26A.Young persons not to be allowed underground without certificates of fitness

26B.Limitation of working hours for young persons

27.Disputes as to age

28.Register of employees

29.Power of Government to make regulations

30A.Power of Government to require rescue stations to be established

30.Power of Government to make rules

31A.Power to make regulations without previous publication

31.Prior publication of regulations and rules


33.Posting up of extracts from Act, regulations, etc


35.Falsification of records, etc.

36.Omission to furnish plans, etc.

37.Contravention of provisions regarding employment of labour

38.Notice of accidents

39.Disobedience of orders

40.Contravention of law with dangerous results

41.Prosecution of owner, agent or manager

42.Limitation of prosecutions

43.Cognizance of offences

44.Reference to Mining Board or Committee in lieu of prosecution in certain cases

45.Decision of question whether a mine is under this Act

46.Power to exempt from operation of Act

47.Power to alter or rescind orders

48.Application of Act to Government mines


50.[ Repealed]



Authentic Bangla Text

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