87.   Exemption of a factory or establishment or class of factories or establishments.

 The appropriate Government may by notification in the Official Gazette and subject to such conditions as may be specified in the notification, exempt any factory or establishment or class of factories or establishments in any specified area from the operation of this Act for a period not exceeding one year and may from time to time by like notifi­cation renew any such exemption for periods not exceeding one year at a time.

1[Provided that such exemptions may be granted only if the employees’  in such factories or establishments are otherwise in receipt of benefits substantially similar or superior to the benefits provided under this Act :

Provided further that an application for renewal shall be made three months before the date of expiry of the exemption period and a decision on the same shall be taken by the appropriate Government within two months of receipt of such application.]


1. Ins. by Act 18 of 2010, s. 20 (w.e.f. 1-6-2010).