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70. Effect of certificate of fitness granted to adolescent

  • An adolescent, who has been granted certificate to work in a factory as an adult under clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 69, and who while at work in a factory carried a token giving reference to the certificate,shall be deemed to be an adult for all the purposes of Chapters VI and VII ;

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    18[(1A) No female adolescent or a male adolescent who has not attained the age of seventeen years but who has been granted a certificate of fitness to work in a factory as an adult, shall be required or allowed to work in any factory except between 6 A.M. and 7 P.M. : Provided that the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, in respect of any factory or group or class or description of factories:

    • vary the limits laid down in this sub-section so, however, that no such section shall authorize the employment of any female adolescent between 10 P.M. and 5 A.M. ;
    • grant exemption from the provisions of this sub-section in case of serious emergency where national interest is involved.
  • An adolescent who has not been granted a certificate of fitness to work in a factory as an adult under the aforesaid clause (b) shall, notwithstanding his age, be deemed to be a child for all the purposes of this Act.

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17. Omitted by Act 20 of 1987
18. Ins. by Act 20 of 1987