Section 17

The Bombay Labour Welfare Fund Act,1953(Bombay Act XL of 1953) As Extended To The Union Territory of Delhi

17. Mode of recovery of sums payable to Board, etc.
Any sum payable to the Board or into the Fund under this Act shall, without prejudice to any other made of recovery, be recoverable on behalf of the Board as an arrear of land revenue.
17A. Penalty for abstructing inspection in discharge of inspector's duties or failure to produce documents, etc.
Any person who wilfully obstructs an Inspetor in the exercise of his powers or discharge of his duties under this Act or fials to produce for inspection on demand by an inspector any registers, records or others documents maintained in pursuance of the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder or to supply to hm on demand true copies of any such documents, shall, on conviction, be punished.

(a) for the first offence, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both; and
(b) for a second or subsequent offences, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both;
Provided that, in the absence of special and adequate reasons to the contrary to be mentioned in the judgement of the Court, in any case where the offender is sentenced to a fine only, the amount of fine shall not be less than fifty rupees.
17B. Provisions relating to jurisdiction
(1) No Court inferior to that of a Metropolitan shall try any offence punishable under section 17A.
(2) No prosecution for such offence shall be instituted, except by an inspector with the previous sanction of the Welfare Commissioner.
(3) No Court shall take cognizance of such offence, unless, complaint thereof is made within six months of the date on which the offence is alleged to have been committed.

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