THE COAL MINES PROVIDENT FUND AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS ACT 1948,
(Act No. 46 of 1948)
[3rd September. 1948]

An Act to make provision for the framing of a Provident Fund Scheme ' (a Family Pension Scheme,} 2\a Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme/ and a Bonus Scheme for persons employed in coal mines.

It is hereby enacted as follows :
  1. Short title and extent.—4[(1) This Act may be called the Coal Mines Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act. 1948.) 5[(2) It extends to the whole of India 6| * * *]).
  2. Interpretation.—In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context—

    9(a) "bonus" means any sum of money payable to an 7[employee] under the Coal Mines Bonus Scheme framed under this Act;
    8[(aa) "coal" includes lignite;]

    9(b) "coal mine" means any excavation where any operation for the purpose of searching for or obtaining coal has been or is being carried on. and includes—

  1. All boring and bore holes;
  2. All shafts, in or adjacent to and belonging to a coal mine, where in the course of being sunk or not;
  3. All levels and inclined planes in the course of being driven ;
  4. any open cast working or quarry, that is to say, an excavation where any operation for the purpose of searching for or obtaining coal has been or is beingvcarried on, not being a shaft or an excavation which extends below superjacent ground;
  5. All conveyors or aerial rope-ways provided for the bringing into or removal from a coal mine of coal or other articles or for the removal of refuse therefrom;
  6. All adits, levels, planes, machinery, works, railways, tramways and sidings in or adjacent to and belonging to a coal mine ;
  7. All workshops situated within the precincts of a coal mine and under the same management and used for purposes, connected with that coal mine or a number of coal mines under the same management;
  8. Any office of a coal mine;
  9. All power stations for supplying electricity for the purpose of working the coal mine or a number of coal mines under the same management;
  10. Any premises for the time being used for depositing refuse from a coal mine, or in which any operation in connection with such refuse is being carried on being premises exclusively occupied by the employer of the coal mine;
  11. All hospitals and canteens maintained for the benefit of the employees of a coal mine or a number of coal mines under the same management;

  1. Ins. by Act 16of 1971. Sec. 2 (w.e.f. 23rd April. 1971).
  2. Ins. by Acl 99 of 1976. Sec. 2 (w.e.f. 1st August. 1976).
  3. Omitted by Act 16 of 1971. Sec. 3 (w.e.f. 23rd April. 1971).
  4. Subs by Act 99 of 1976. Sec. 3 (w.c.f. 1 st August. 1976).
  5. Subs, by the A.O. 1950 for the original sub-section (2).
  6. 'Except the State of Jammu and Kashmir" omitted by Act 51 of 1970.
  7. Subs, by Act 51 of 1970. Sec. 3.
  8. Ins. by Act 45 of 1965.
  9. Subs, by (ibid).

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