Section 5 - Boards of Conciliation : Industrial Disputes Act 1947
What is Boards of Conciliation? Section 5 of Industrial Disputes Act
Section 5 of Industrial Disputes Act 1947 : "Boards of
(1) The appropriate Government may as occasion
arises by notification in the Official Gazette
constitute a Board of Conciliation for promoting the
settlement of an industrial dispute.
(2) A Board shall consist of a chairman and two or four other
members, as the appropriate Government thinks fit.
(3) The chairman shall be an independent person and the other
members shall be persons appointed in equal numbers to represent
the parties to the dispute and any person appointed to represent
a party shall be appointed on the recommendation of that party:
Provided that, if any party fails to make a recommendation as
aforesaid within the prescribed time, the appropriate Government
shall appoint such persons as it thinks fit to represent that
(4) A Board, having the prescribed quorum, may act
notwithstanding the absence of the chairman or any of its
members or any vacancy in its number:
Provided that if the appropriate Government notifies the
Board that the services of the chairman or of any other member
have ceased to be available, the Board shall not act until a new
chairman or member, as the case may be, has been appointed.