Maritime Advisory Committee
Constitution and functions of Maritime Advisory Committee
237. (1) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, constitute a Maritime Advisory Committee, consisting of such representatives of ship-owners, seamen and the Government as it may deem fit.
(2) The functions of the Committee shall be-
(a) to prevent and adjust differences between ship-owners and seamen;
(b) to advise the Government on the improvements to be made in the system of recruitment of seamen;
(c) to advise the Government on the improvements or modifications to be made in the terms and conditions of employment of seamen, such as, standardisation of their rates of wages, hours of work, manning scale, and similar other matters;
(d) to advise the Government on the steps to be taken for ameliorating unemployment among seamen; and
(e) to advise the Government on any other matter relating to seamen which may be referred to it.