4 THE BEEDI AND CIGAR WORKERS(CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT) ACT, 1966
This Act provides conditions of employment for workers of Beedi and Cigar industry. It also provides application of some other Acts like Industrial Employment (Standing Order) Act-1946, Maternity Benefit Act-1961 and Industrial Disputes Act-1947 on Beedi and Cigar industry.

Licensing is made necessary for premises where Beedies and Cigars are manufactured.

It has made provisions for cleanliness, ventilation, over crowding, drinking-water, latrines and urinals, first aid facility etc. for workers. It also provides for working hours, weekly holiday and leave with wages. Besides these, many other provisions are made for health-welfare of workers.

Employment of a person less than fourteen years age is prohibited in Beedi and Cigar manufacturing industry. Timing of Women and young persons (persons between fourteen and eighteen years age) working in this industry can be only between 6.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

This Act do not apply on who carries on manufacturing of Beedies and Cigars at his residence with the assistance of his family members. Provided that person is not an employee of an employer to whom this act applies.

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