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Payment of wages Act - MCQs Part 1

1. Payment of Wages Act, 1936 is essentially meant for the benefit and safeguard of interest of _________ employees not getting very high salaries.

a. Industrial

b. Service class

c. Child Labour

d. Elite class

2. The regulations of the Payment of wages Act, 1936 are related to

a. the date of payment of wages i.e, wages must be paid within the time periods prescribed in the Act

b. the amount of deductions from wages whether fines or otherwise

c. both (a) and (b)

d. neither (a) nor (b)

3. The payment of Wages Act, 1936 extends to

a. Whole of India excluding Jammu and Kashmir

b. Whole of India excluding Andaman and Nicobar Islands

c. Whole of India excluding North-East Region

d. Whole of India excluding North-East Region

4. Payment of Wages Act ensures payment of wages in a particular form and at irregular intervals without authorized deductions

a. True

b. False because payment of Wages Act ensures payment of wages in a particular form and at regular intervals without authorized deductions

c. False because Payment of Wages Act ensures payment of wages in a particular form and at irregular intervals without unauthorized deductions

d. False because Payment of Wages Act ensures payment of wages in a particular form and at regular intervals withou7t unauthorized deductions

5. Payment of Wages Act, 1936 was extended to _________ by the Central Labour Laws (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Act, 1970.

a. Jammu and Kashmir

b. Union Territories

c. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

d. Gujarat and Maharashtra

6. Payment of Wages Act, 1936 was extended to Jammu and Kashmir by the

a. Factories Act, 1948

b. Central Labour Laws (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Act, 1970

c. Minimum Wages Act, 1948

d. Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986

7. Payment of Wages Act, 1936 came into effect from

a. 28th March, 1936

b. 28th March, 1937

c. 31st July, 1936

d. 31st July 1937

8. Payment of Wages Act, 1936 is applicable to

a. persons employed in any factory

b. person employed in an industrial or other establishment

c. persons employed (otherwise than a factory) upon any railway by railway administration or either directly or through sub-contractor, by a railway person fulfilling a contract with railway administration.

d. all of the above

9. _____________ can extend the application of the whole or part of the payment of Wages Act, 1936 to payment of wages to any class of persons employed in the establishment or class of establishments.

a. Central Government

b. State Government

c. Municipal Corporation

d. Appropriate Government

10. The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India has specified the wage ceiling to

a. Rs. 4,700

b. Rs. 18,000

c. Rs. 12,000

d. Rs. 12,700

11. Section __________ of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 defines various terms and concepts used in the Act

a. 2

b. 3

c. 4

d. 5

12. According to Payment of Wages Act, 1936, “________” means in relation to railways, air transport service, mines and oilfields the Central Government and in relation to all other cases, the State Government.

a. Appropriate Government

b. Authority of payment of wages

c. Employer

d. Railway Administration

13. According to payment of Wages Act, 1936, “Appropriate Government” in relation to railways, air transport service, mines and oilfields is

a. the Central Government

b. the State Government

c. the Ministry of Railways

d. the Ministry of Defence

14. According to payment of wages Act, 1936, “Appropriate Government” in relation to other than railways, air transport service, mines and oilfields is

a. the Central Government

b. the State Government

c. the Ministry of Railways

d. the Ministry of Defence

15. Appropriate Government is case of a mines is ____________

a. Central Government

b. State Government

c. Local Municipal Corporation

d. Ministry of Labour and Welfare

16. Appropriate Government in case of a Railways is –

a. Central Government

b. State Government

c. Local Municipal Corporation

d. Ministry of Labour and Welfare

17. Appropriate Government in case of an oilfield is ___________

a. Central Government

b. State Government

c. Local Municipal Corporation

d. Ministry of Labour and Welfare

18. Who has the power to make the rules under the Payment of Wages Act, 1936?

a. Appropriate Government

b. Central Government

c. State Government

d. Municipal Corporation

19. As per payment of Wages Act, 1936, “Employed person” includes the legal representative of a deceased employed person; and “Employer” includes the legal representative of a deceased employer.

a. True

b. False because “Employee” does not include legal representative of a deceased employed person

c. False because “Employer” does not include legal representative of a deceased employer

d. False because of both (b) and (c)

20. In the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, “Factory” means

a. “Factory” as defined in Section 2 of the Factories Act, 1948

b. “Establishment” as defined in Section 2 of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986

c. “Workshop” as defined in Section 2 of the Central Labour Laws (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Act, 1970

d. “Industry” as defined in Section 2 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947

21. The definition of the term “factory” as per the payment of Wages Act, 1936 has the same meaning as in __________

a. Factories Act

b. Industrial Disputes Act

c. The Companies Act

d. Partnership Act

22. The term “Industrial or other establishment” in the Payment of Wages Act, 19836 includes

a. Tramway service or motor transport service engaged in carrying passengers or goods or both by road for hire or reward

b. Dock wharf or jetty

c. Mine, quarry or oil-fieldAll of the above

23. The term “Industrial or other establishment” in the Payment of Wages Act, 1936 does not include

a. Workshop or other establishment, in which articles are produced, adapted or manufactured with a view to their use, transport or sale

b. Plantation

c. Inland vessel, mechanically propelled

d. None of the above

24. “Plantation” under the Payment of Wages Act has the same meaning as it is under the

a. Factories Act, 1948

b. Plantations Labour Act, 1951

c. Industrial Disputes Act, 1947

d. Indian Railways Act, 1989

25. “Railway Administrator” under the payment of Wages Act has the same meaning as it is under the

a. Factories Act, 1948

b. Plantations Labour Act, 1951

c. Industrial Disputes Act, 1947

d. Indian Railways Act, 1989

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