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Inspector Appointed under the Minimum Wages Act.
The appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint inspectors for the purposes of this Act. It may also define the local limits within which these inspectors shall exercise their functions. Powers of Inspectors. An inspector, within the local limits for which he is appointed, enjoys the following powers.
He may enter at all reasonable hours, with such assistants, being persons in service of the Government or any local or other public authority, as he thinks fit, any premises or place where employees are employed or work is given out to out -workers in any scheduled employment in respect of which minimum rates of wags have been fixed. He may examine any register, record of wages or notices required to be kept or exhibited by or under this Act or rules made there under, and require the production thereof for inspection.
He may examine any person whom he finds in any such premises or place and who, he has reasonable cause to believe, is an employee employed therein or an employee to whom work is given out therein.
The inspector may require any person giving out work and any out-workers, to give any information, which is in his power to give, with respect to the names and addresses of the persons to, for and from whom the work is given out or received, and with respect to the payments to be made for the work.
The inspector has the power to seize or take copies of such register, record of wages or notices as he may consider relevant in respect of an offense under the Act which he has reason to believe has been committed by an employer and
The inspector has the power to exercise such other powers as may be prescribed. Every inspector shall be deemed to be a public servant with in the meaning of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.