Section 54 in The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996

Title: Cognizance of offences

Description: (1) No court shall take cognizance of any offence punishable under this Act except on a complaint— (a) made by, or with the previous sanction in writing of, the Director-General or the Chief Inspector; or (b) made by an office-bearer of a voluntary organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860); or (c) made by an office-bearer of any concerned trade union registered under the Trade Unions Act, 1926 (16 of 1926). (2) No court inferior to that of a Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the first class shall try any offence punishable under this Act.

Title: Limitation of prosecutions

Description: No court shall take congizance of an offence punishable under this Act unless the complaint thereof is made within three months from the date on which the alleged commission of the offence came to the knowledge of the Director-General, the Chief Inspector, an office-bearer of a voluntary organisation or, as the case may be, an office-bearer of any concerned trade union.

Title: Delegation of powers

Description: A Board may, by general or special order, delegate to the Chairperson or any other member or to the Secretary or any other officer or employee of the Board, subject to such conditions and limitations, if any, as may be specified in the order, such of its powers and duties under this Act as it may deem necessary.

Title: Returns

Description: Every Board shall furnish from time to time to the Central Government and to the State Government such returns as they may require.

Title: Application of Act 8 of 1923 to building workers

Description: The provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923, shall so far as may be, apply to building workers as if the employment to which this Act applies had been included in the Second Schedule to that Act.

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