Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
A further question which deserves attention is that of the establishment of permanent courts in place of the ad hoc tribunals for which the Act provides. A permanent tribunal would have two advantages. In the first place, its existence would eliminate the delay inevitable in constituting tribunals under the present scheme. By experience it would acquire intimacy with industrial questions and facility in dealing with them. On the other hand, it is important that the members of a tribunal should command the confidence of the parties, and there are frequently persons who, though eminently qualified to assist in settling one dispute, might be of little service in connection with another. Nor would it be easy to find non-officials who are prepared to serve on any tribunal when called.
A possible alternative to a permanent court in the leading industrial provinces would be the appointment of a permanent official chairman with whom different members could be associated in different cases, but there is nothing in the present Act to prevent a local Government from re-appointing the same chairman in each dispute.