Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
Passing to a more detailed consideration of the Act, the first and perhaps the most important question which arises is that of the persons who should be entitled to compensation. The Act, as originally passed, aimed at the inclusion only of workmen whose occupations were hazardous and who were engaged in industries which were more or less organised. Thus the Act covered workers in all but the smallest factories, in mines, on the railways and tramways, on certain types of building work, and in certain less important branches of employment. Power was given to the Government of India to include by notification any other classes of workmen who were employed in occupations declared to be hazardous; but both in the notifications so issued and in the amendments to the schedule of '' workmen " made by the legislature in 1929, the two conditions of organisation and hazardous employment have been generally observed.