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The Bonded Labour System [Abolition] Act, 1976

The Bonded Labour System

Object of the Act

An Act to provide for the abolition of bonded labour system with a view to prevent the economic and physical exploitation of the weaker sections of the people and for matters connected therewith or incidental there too.

Bonded labourer - Who is?

A labourer who incurs, or has, or is presumed to have,incurred a bonded dept.

Sec. 2(f)

Property of Bonded Labour to be freed from Mortgage

Mortgagee will restore the property and if delayed will be liable for mesne profit.

Sec. 7

  • Vigilance Committee

    To be constituted by every State Government by a Notification

    Sec. 13

  • Creditor not to accept payment against extinguished debt.

    Sec. 9

PENALTIES

Sections Offence Punishment
Sec. 9(2) Acceptance of payment of extinguished debt Imprisonment upto 3 years and with fine.
Sec. 16 Compelling any person to render bonded labour Imprisonment upto 3 years and also with fine upto Rs. 2,000.
Sec. 17 For advancement of Bonded Debt Imprisonment upto 3 years and also with fine upto Rs. 2,000.
Sec. 18 Extracted bonded labour under Bonded Labour System Imprisonment upto 3 years and also with fine upto Rs. 2,000 payable to bonded labour @Rs.5 for each day of bonded labour out of fine collected.
Sec. 19 Omission or failure to restore possession of property Imprisonment upto one year or fine upto Rs. 1,000 fine to be paid @Rs.5 for each day of possession out of fine collected.
Sec. 20 Abetment of offence Punishment as provided for particular offence.