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. THE FACTORIES ACT [Act No. 63 of 1948] As amended by the Factories (Amendment) Act, 1987]      .
. CHAPTER IVA, Provisions relating to Hazardous Processes .

41D. Power of Central Governments to appoint Inquiry Committee

(1) The Central Government may,in the event of the occurence of an extraordinary situation involving a factory engaged in a hazardous process,appoint an Inquiry Committee to inquire into the standards of health and safety observed in the factory with a view to finding out the causes of any failure or neglect in the adoption of any measures or standards prescribed for the health and safety of the workers employed in the factory or the general public affected, or likely to be affected,due to such failure or neglect and for the prevention and recurrence of such extraordinary situations in future in such factory or elsewhere.

2) The Committee appointed under sub-section(1) shall consist of a Chairman and two other members and the terms of reference of the Committee and the tenure of office of its members shall be such as may be determined by the Central Government according to thre requirements of the situation.

(3) The recommendation of the Committee shall be advisory in nature.



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