Section 63 in The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996

Title: Saving of certain laws.

Description: Nothing contained in this Act shall affect the operation of any corresponding law in a State providing welfare schemes which are more beneficial to the building and other construction workers than those provided for them by or under this Act.

Title: Repeal and saving

Description: (1) The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Third Ordinance, 1996 (Ord. 25 of 1996), is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or any action taken under the said Ordinance shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding provisions of this Act.

Title: Short title and commencement

Description: (1) This Act may be called the Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) (Inapplicability to Major Ports) Act, 1997. (2) It shall come into force on such date1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. 1 5th January, 1998, vide notification No. S.O. 22(E), dated 5th January, 1998, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "appointed day", in relation to a major port, means the date specified under section 3 for that major port; (b) "Board" has the same meaning as in the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 (38 of 1963); (c) "Dock Labour Board" means a Dock Labour Board established under section 5A of the Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1948 (9 of 1948); (d) "major port" has the same meaning as in the Indian Ports Act, 1908 (15 of 1908).

Title: Inapplicability of the provisions of the Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1948 to major ports

Description: The Central Government may, after settlement is arrived at between the Dock Labour Board of any major port, its workmen and the management of that major port in accordance with the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (14 of 1947), direct, by notification in the Official Gazette that the provisions of the Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1948 (9 of 1948), shall cease to have effect in relation to that major port with effect from the date specified in that notification.