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Goa increases threshold of applicability of Contract Labour Act from 20 to 50 and provides for compounding of offences   Oct 08, 2020

Goa increases threshold of applicability of Contract Labour Act from 20 to 50 and provides for compounding of offences


Amendment of section 1.— In section 1 of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (Central Act 37 of 1970), as in force in the State of Goa (hereinafter referred to as the “principal Act”), in sub- -section (4), for the word “twenty”, wherever it occurs, the word “fifty” shall be substituted  

Insertion of new section 25A.— After section 25 of the principal Act, the following section shall be inserted, namely:—   
 “25A. Compounding of offences.— (1) Any offence punishable under sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 22 and section 24 may, either before or after the institution of the prosecution, on an application by the alleged offender, be compounded by such officer or authority as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette,  specify in this behalf for the amount as specified in the table.

The amendments received the President's assent on 14th September 2020 and were notified in the Gazette on 29th Septmber, 2020

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