Mines Act
October 14, 2017
Wages Act 1936
October 14, 2017

Mines Act

Extra Wages For Overtime:

1.Where in a mine a person works above ground for more than nine hours in any day, or works below ground for more than eight hours in any day or works for more than forty-eight hours in any week whether above ground or below ground, he shall in respect of such overtime work be entitled to wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages, the period of overtime work being calculated on a daily basis or weekly basis, whichever is more favorable to him.

  1. Where any person employed in a mine is paid on piece rate basis, the time-rate shall be taken as equivalent to the daily average of his full-time earnings for the days on which he actually worked during the week immediately preceding the week in which overtime work has been done exclusive of any overtime, and such time-rate shall be deemed to be the ordinary rate of wages of such person:
  • Provided that if such person has not worked in the preceding week on the same or identical job, the time-rate shall be based on the average for the days he has worked in the same week excluding the over time or on the daily average of his earnings in any preceding week, whichever is higher.


Employment Of Woman:-

(1) No woman shall, notwithstanding anything contained m any other law, be employed–

(a) In any part of a mine which is below ground;

(b) In any mine above ground except between the hours of 6 AM and 7 PM

(2) Every woman employed in a mine above ground shall be allowed an interval of not less than eleven hours between the terminations of employment on any one day the commencement of the next period of employment.



There shall be provided and maintained for every mine latrine and urinal accommodation of such kind and on such scale, and such supply of water fit for drinking, as may be prescribed.

Canteens-At every mine wherein more than one hundred persons are ordinarily employed, a canteen of such standard as may be prescribed shall be provided for the use of persons employed therein.

Shelters-There shall be provided and maintained for use of persons working above ground in a mine, during intervals for rest, shelters of such standard and on such scale as may be prescribed.

Medical appliances– At every mine such supply of ambulances or stretchers, and of splints, bandages and other medical requirements, as may be prescribed, shall be kept ready at hand in convenient place and in good and serviceable order.

First Aid rooms-At every mine in respect of which the appropriate Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare this section to apply, there shall be provided first-aid rooms of such size, with such equipment and in charge of such medical and nursing staff as may be prescribed.





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