The Essential Defence Services Act, 2021

CourtMinistry of Defence
Coming into Force30 Jun 2021
Enactment Date11 Aug 2021
Act Number25
Record Number202125
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THE ESSENTIAL DEFENCE SERVICES ACT, 2021
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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
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SECTIONS
1. Short title, extent and commencement.
2. Definitions.
3. Power to prohibit strikes in essential defence services.
4. Removal of persons.
5. Dismissal of employees participating in illegal strikes.
6. Penalty for illegal strikes.
7. Penalty for instigation, etc.
8. Penalty for giving financial aid to illegal strikes.
9. Power to prohibit lockouts in any industrial establishment or unit engaged in essential defence
services.
10. Power to prohibit layoff in any industrial establishment or unit engaged in essential defence
services.
11. Power to arrest without warrant.
12. Offences to be tried summarily.
13. Cognizance of offences.
14. Reference of other laws in certain areas.
15. Protection of action taken in good faith.
16. Act to override other laws.
17. Amendment of Act 14 of 1947.
18. Laying of notifications before Parliament.
19. Repeal and savings.

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