What are the offences under the Act and the punishment therefore?
(a) If in any factory there is any contravention of any of the provisions of the Act or of any rule or order made thereunder, the occupier and the manager of the factory could each be punished with imprisonment upto 2 years, or with fine upto Rs. one lakh or with both.
(b) If any occupier or manager convicted of an offence under (a) above continues the contravention of the offence, he could be punished with a further fine upto Rs. 1,000 for each day on which the contravention is so continued.
(c) If an occupier or manager convicted of an offence under (a) above commits the offences again, he could be punished with imprisonment upto 3 years, or with fine upto Rs.two lakhs,or with both.
(d) If any person willfully obstructs an Inspector appointed under the Act or fails to produce any document demanded by an Inspector or prevents any worker from appearing before an Inspector, he could be punished with imprisonment upto 6 months, or with fine upto RS.10,000/- or with both.
(e) As per the Factories Amendment Act, 1987 penalty for the contravention of the provisions of Sections 41-8, 41-C and 41-H are the imprisonment for a term which may extent to seven years and fine which may extend to two lakh rupees, for the continuing contravention and additional fine of Rs.5,000/- for every day.
(f) If any worker contravenes any provision of the Act or any rules or orders made thereunder, he could be punished with fine upto Rs. 500.
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