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1. Short title, extent and commencement

(1) This Act may be called the Factories Act, 1948

1[(2) It extends to the whole of India 2[*****]]

(3) It shall come into force on the 1st day of April, 1949.

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1. Subs. by the Adaptn. of Laws Order, 1950 for former sub-sec. and subsequently amended by Act 51 of 1970

2. The words except the States of "Jammu and Kashmit" omitted by ibid