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THE MINES ACT, 1923

(ACT NO. IV OF 1923).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 23rd February, 1923  
  
     1 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:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. [Omitted]
3. Definitions
CHAPTER II
INSPECTORS
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
CHAPTER III
MINING BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
10.Mining Boards
11.Committees
12.Powers of Mining Boards
13.Recovery of expenses
CHAPTER IV
MINING OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT OF MINES
14.Notice to be given of mining operations
15.Managers
16.Duties and responsibilities of owners, agents and managers
CHAPTER V
PROVISIONS AS TO HEALTH AND SAFETY
17.Conservancy
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
CHAPTER VI
HOURS AND LIMITATION OF EMPLOYMENT
22A.Weekly day of rest
22B.Hours of work above ground
22C.Hours of work below ground
22D.Special provision for night relays
23.Prohibition of employment of certain persons
23A.[ Repealed]
23B.Notices regarding hours of works
23C.Limitation of hours of work for females
24.Supervising staff
25.Exemption from provisions regarding employment
26.Children
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
CHAPTER VII
REGULATIONS RULES AND BYE-LAWS
29.Power of Government to make regulations
30.Power of Government to make rules
30A.Power of Government to require rescue stations to be established
31.Prior publication of regulations and rules
31A.Power to make regulations without previous publication
32.Bye-laws
33.Posting up of extracts from Act, regulations, etc
CHAPTER VIII
PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE
34.Obstruction
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
CHAPTER IX
MISCELLANEOUS
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
49.Saving
50.[ Repealed]
SCHEDULE
 
 

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