What are the Duties of Board? Section 13 of Industrial Disputes Act 1947
13. (1) Where a dispute has been referred to a
Board under this Act, it shall be the duty of the
Board to endeavour to bring about a settlement of
the same and for this purpose the Board shall, in
such manner as it thinks fit and without delay,
investigate the dispute and all matters affecting
the merits and the right settlement thereof and may
do all such things as it thinks fit for the purpose
of inducing the parties to come to a fair and
amicable settlement of the dispute.
(2) If a settlement of the dispute or of any of the matters in dispute is arrived at in the course of the conciliation proceedings, the Board shall send a report thereof to the appropriate Government together with a memorandum of the settlement signed by the parties to the dispute.
(3) If no such settlement is arrived at, the Board shall, as soon as practicable after the close of the investigation, send to the appropriate Government a full report setting forth the proceedings and steps taken by the Board for ascertaining the facts and circumstances relating to the dispute and for bringing about a settlement thereof, together with a full statement of such facts and circumstances, its findings thereon, the reasons on account of which, in its opinion, a settlement could not be arrived at and its recommendations for the determination of the dispute.
(4) If, on the receipt of a report under sub-section (3) in respect of a dispute relating to a public utility service, the appropriate Government does not make a reference to a 4 [Labour Court, Tribunal or National Tribunal under section 10, it shall record and communicate to the parties concerned its reasons therefor.
(5) The Board shall submit its report under this section within two months of the date on which the dispute was referred to it or within such shorter period as may be fixed by the appropriate Government:
Provided that the appropriate Government may from time to time extend the time for the submission of the report by such further periods not exceeding two months in the aggregate:
Provided further that the time for the submission of the report may be extended by such period as may be agreed on in writing by all the parties to the dispute.
Section 2A - Dismissal, etc., of an individual workman to be deemed to be an industrial dispute
CHAPTER II - AUTHORITIES UNDER THIS ACT
Section 4 - Conciliation officers
Section 5 - Boards of Conciliation
Section 7B - National Tribunals
Section 7C - Disqualifications for the Presiding Officers of Labour Courts, Tribunals and National Tribunals
Section 8 - Filling of vacancies
Section 9 - Finality of orders constituting Boards, etc
CHAPTER IIA - NOTICE OF CHANGE
Section 9B - Power of Government to exempt
CHAPTER IIB GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL MACHINERY
Section 9C - Setting up of Grievance Redressal Machinery
Section 10 - Reference of disputes to Boards, Courts or Tribunals
Section 10A - Voluntary reference of disputes to arbitration
CHAPTER IV PROCEDURE, POWERS AND DUTIES OF AUTHORITIES
Section 11 - Procedure and powers of conciliation officers, Boards, Courts and Tribunals and National Tribunals
Section 11A - Powers of Labour Courts, Tribunals and National Tribunals to give appropriate relief in case of discharge or dismissal of workmen
Section 12 - Duties of conciliation officers