The Tamil Nadu Catering Establishments Act, 1958 (Tamil Nadu Act XIII of 1958) was enacted to regulate the conditions of work of labourers in hotels and other catering establishments. The penalty fixed under this Act have not been revised for the last 40 years and also the fine amount prescribed in the Act, is considerably very low.
The Government of Tamil Nadu has decided to introduce a Bill to amend the Tamil Nadu Catering Establishments Act,1958. The Bill will have the following amendments:
In Section 23 of the Tamil Nadu Catering Establishments Act, 1958, in sub-section (1), for the expression “with fine which, for a first offence, shall not be less than fifty rupees or more than one hundred and fifty rupees, for a second offence shall not be less than one hundred and fifty rupees or more than two hundred and fifty rupees and for a third or any subsequent offence shall not be less than two hundred and fifty rupees”, the expression “with fine which, for a first offence, may extend to five thousand rupees and for a second or subsequent offence, with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees” shall be substituted.
For a detailed notification of the amendment, click here.