|.||THE FACTORIES ACT [Act No. 63 of 1948] As amended by the Factories (Amendment) Act, 1987]||.|
|.||CHAPTER X, Penalties and Procedure||.|
92. General penalty for offences
Save as is otherwise expressly provided in this Act and subject to the provisions of section 93, if in, or in respect of, any factory there is an contravention of the provisions of this Act or of any rules made thereunder or of any order in writing given thereunder, the occupier and manager of the factory shall each be guilty of an offence and punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 49[two years] or with fine which may extend to 50[one lakh rupees] or with both, and if the contravention is continued after conviction, with as further fine which may extend to 51[one thousand rupees] for each day on which the contravention is so continued.
53[Provided that where contravention of any of the provisions of Chapter IV or any rule made thereunder or under section 87 has resulted in an accident causing death or serious bodily injury, the fine shall not be less than 52[twenty-five thousand rupees] in the case of an accident causing death, and 52a[five thousand rupees] in the case of an accident causing serious bodily injury.
54Explanation In this section and in section 94 "serious bodily injury" means an injury which involves, or in all probability will involve, the permanent loss of the use of, or permanent injury to, any limb or the permanent loss of, or injury to sight or hearing, or the fracture of any bone, but shall not include, the fracture of bone or joint (not being fracture of more than one bone or joint) of and phalanges of the hand or foot.]
49. Subs. by Act 20