Rule 21 (4): Time and conditions of payment of wages and the deductions permissible from wages.
The amount of fine or deduction for damage or loss mentioned in sub-rule (3) shall be subject to such limits as may be specified on this behalf by the Central Government. All such fines imposed and deductions made shall be recorded in the register maintained in Forms I and II, respectively. These registers shall be kept at the work spot and maintained up to date. Where no fine or deduction has been imposed or made on or from any employee in a wage period, a ‘nil’ entry shall be made across the body of the relevant register at the end of the wage period, indicating also in precise terms the wage period to which the ‘nil’ entry relates.
Any person desiring to impose a fine on an employed person or to make a deduction for damage or loss caused by him shall explain to him personally and also in writing the act or omission or the damage or loss, in respect of which the find or deduction is proposed to be imposed or made and give him an opportunity to offer any explanation in the presence of another person. The amount of the said fine or deduction shall also be intimated to him.