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What are the role and powers of the facilitator appointed under the Act?

A. A Facilitator appointed by State Government may, within the local limits for which he is appointed advice the employers and workers and provide them such information as may be considered necessary for complying with the provisions of this Act effectively and inspect the establishment in accordance with the scheme for inspection Facilitator appointed under the Act has power-

(a) to enter any place which is an establishment

(b) to make examination of the premises, registers, records and notices;

(c) to take evidence of any person;

(d) if he suspects that an employer has committed an offence to seize the necessary registers, records or other documents and retain them for a reasonable period for examination thereof or for prosecution of the employer.

It is to be noted that no person shall be compelled under this section to answer any question or give any evidence tending to incriminate himself.   S.28

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