1. SHORT TITLE, EXTENT AND APPLICATION. - (1) This Act may be called the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.
(2) It extends to the whole of India.
(3) It applies to every industrial establishment wherein one hundred or more workmen or employed, or were employed on any day of the preceding twelve months : Provided that the appropriate Government may, after giving not less than two months' notice of its intention so to do, by notification in the Official Gazette, apply the provisions of this Act to any industrial establishment employing such number of persons less than one hundred as may be specified in the notification :
(4) Nothing in this Act shall apply to - (i) any industry to which the provisions of Chapter VII of the Bombay Industrial Relations Act, 1946 (11 of 1947), apply; or
(ii) any industrial establishment to which the provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1961 (26 of 1961) apply:
Provided that notwithstanding anything contained in the Madhya Pradesh Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1961 (26 of 1961), the provisions of this Act shall apply to all industrial establishments under the control of the Central Government.
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