56. THE MOTORS TRANSPORT WORKERS ACT, 1961
The Act aims to provide conditions of service and welfare of Motor Transport Workers. This Act is applicable on any Motor Transport undertaking employing five or more motor transport workers. The State Govt. are empowered to apply this Act on Motor Transport undertaking employing less than five motor transport workers.

Registration of every Motor Transport undertaking with prescribed authority is made compulsory.

The Act provides about hours works, weekly rest, payment of wages and leave with wages. Besides it also provides for other health and welfare provisions such as canteen (where hundred or more Motor Transport Workers are employed), rest rooms, uniforms, medical facilities, etc. etc.

It also prohibits employment of childfs (who has not completed his 15th. years) in Motor Transport undertakings. Any person between 15 and 18 years of age can be employed only after getting certificate of fitness by certifying Surgeon.

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