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37. The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976

361. The principle of equal pay for equal work is contained in which Article of the Indian Constitution?
a. Article 7
b. Article 36
c. Article 39
d. Article 41

362. Which section of the act explains "Commencement of this Act"?
a. Section 2 (b)
b. Section 2 (c)
c. Section 2 (d)
d. Section 2 (e)

363. Identify Section 4 of The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
a. Act to have overriding effect
b. Duty of employer to pay equal remuneration to men and women workers for same work or work of a similar nature
c. No discrimination to be made while recruiting men and women workers
d. Advisory Committee

364. Before the commencement of this act - Out of the two rates, distinguished merely on the basis of gender between male and female workers doing the same work, the workers would be paid at which rate after the commencement of this act?
a. The rate higher of the two
b. The rate lower of the two
c. Average Rate
d. The same rate. The new rate shall be applicable to subsequent recruits only.

365. Shall a worker be entitled to rate revision irrespective of any gender discrimination being done to men and women workers doing the same work of work of similar nature?
a. Yes
b. No

366. If the management has genuine reasons and is not financially able to pay equal remunerations to male and female employees doing the same work, can it seek to be exempted from the applicability of this act?
a. Yes
b. No

367. Does the act allow/recommend recruitment of women to be of priority over any reservations for Scheduled Casts or Scheduled Tribes in an Establishment or Employment?
a. Yes
b. No

368. What shall be the minimum number of persons to be appointed in Advisory Committee under the provisions of The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976?
a. 5
b. 10
c. 15
d. 20

369. Who shall nominate the members of Advisory Committee formed under this Act?
a. Central Government
b. State Government
c. Appropriate Government
d. None of these

370. What shall be the proportion of Women amongst the members appointed in the Advisory Committee formed under The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976?
a. One-Fourth
b. One-Half
c. One-Third
d. Full 100%

Answers to Question Set 37 : 361 C, 362 A, 363 B, 364 A, 365 B, 366 B, 367 B, 368 B, 369 C, 370 B.

36. The Minimum Wages Act, 1948

351. Which section of the act provides for "Penalties for certain offences"?
a. Section 19
b. Section 20
c. Section 21
d. Section 22

352. Any Employer found guilty of paying less than Minimum rates of wages shall be punished with imprisonment upto ______ and/or fine which may extend upto _______.
a. 5 years; Rs. 50,000
b. 2 years; Rs. 2,000
c. 6 months; Rs. 500
d. 3 months; Rs. 50

353. Upon contravention of any provision of this act, for which no specific penalty has been provided, the employer shall be penalized upto an amount of Rs._______.
a. 50
b. 500
c. 5000
d. 50000

354. How shall an Employer deal with the undisbursed amount that was due to employee and could not be paid either due to death of employee before disbursement or his whereabouts not known?
a. The Employer shall retain such money
d. The Employer shall give it to employee's relatives
c. The Employer shall deposit the money with prescribed authority
d. The Employer shall donate such money on behalf of the employee

355. Which section of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 provides for exemption of employer from liability in certain cases?
a. Section 22
b. Section 23
c. Section 24
d. Section 25

356. If an employee willingly signs a contract with his employer for payment of wages less than fixed, would it contravene any provision of the act?
a. Yes
b. No

357. Does the State Government have the power to add any employment to the Schedule?
a. Yes
b. No

358. If the State Government intends to add a given employment to the Schedule, it shall be required to give a notice of not less than _________.
a. 1 year
b. 9 months
c. 6 months
d. 3 months

359. Identify Section 26 of the Act - 
a. Exemptions & Exceptions
b. Contracting Out
c. Power of the Central Government to give directions
d. Power of the Central Government to make rules

360. Identify Section 30 of the Act - 
a. Power of the Central Government to make rules
b. Power of the State Government to make rules
c. Power of the appropriate Government to make rules
d. Validation of fixation of certain minimum rates of wages

Answers to Labour Laws Questions 36 : 351 D, 352 C, 353 B, 354 C, 355 B, 356 A, 357 A, 358 D, 359 A, 360 C.