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Module I: Introduction

Concept of Social Security

Social Security and Labour Welfare in India
Pre-Independence Era and Post Independence Era
Indian Constitution and the concept of Social Security.

Module II: Employees Compensation Act, 1923

History and Evolution of the Act

Meaning of Compensation, Wage, Workman, Dependants, Employer
Partial Disablement, Total Disablement,
Arising out of and in the course of employment,
Notional Extension, etc.
Liability of the Employer: In case of Personal Injury, In case of Occupational Disease
Compensation Commissioners: Appointment, Powers and Functions.

Module III: Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952

Object and Scope

Provident Fund Schemes
Authorities under the Act.

Module IV: Employees State Insurance Act, 1948

Object and Scope

Evolution and objects of the Act
Meaning of Factory, Principle Employer, Employee, Dependant, Insured Person,
Employment Injury, etc.
Benefits under the Act: Sickness benefit, Maternity Benefit, Disablement Benefit,
Dependents Benefit, Medical Benefit, Funeral Expenses.
Employees State Insurance Corporation - Dispute and Claim Settlement under the Act

Module V: Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

Nature and Scope of the Act

Restrictions on Employment of Women
Right to Maternity Benefit and its Calculation
Entitlement and Forfeiture of Maternity Benefit
Other benefits under the Act
Inspectors under the Act: Powers, Functions and Duties
Module VI: Minimum Wages Act, 1948

Minimum Wages Act, 1948- Meaning of wage under the Act

Procedure for fixing Minimum wage
Obligation of employer to pay minimum wage
Authorities and Remedies under the Act

Module VII: Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972

Evolution and Scope of the Act

Meaning of Employee, Employer, Continuous Service, etc.
Conditions for Payment and Forfeiture of Gratuity
Computation of Gratuity
Authorities under the Act and their powers and functions.



Workmens Compensation Act, 1923

Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
Employees State Insurance Act, 1948
Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
Minimum Wages Act, 1948
Factories Act, 1948
Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972


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Dr. V G Goswami, Labour Industrial Laws, 8th Edn. 2004, Central Law Agency, Allahabad.

G M Kothari, A Study of Industrial Law, 5th Edn.-2000, Wadhwa and Co., Nagpur.

S M Chaturvedi and Dr. Indrajeet Singh, Labour and Industrial Laws, 13th Edn.-2006, Central
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Law Commission of India 62nd Report on Workmens Compensation Act, 1923