Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
We anticipate that one of the main difficulties in working out the scheme in detail will be to specify the classes to whom it can be applied. Our point of view is limited by our terms of reference to industrial workers, and we are, therefore, unable to say how far the scheme, which seems to us to be specially suited to them, can be adapted to a wider circle. If it is found on examination that the scheme cannot be applied to the poorer classes of the population generally, it will be essential to frame a precise definition of industrial workers, and it may be necessary, in the first instance at any rate, to limit the operation of the Act to scheduled industrial areas with power to extend it to other areas. If a monetary limit is required, we suggest that the scheme should be applicable only to workmen in receipt of wages or salary of less than Rs. 100 a month.