What is Boards of Conciliation? Section 5 of Industrial Disputes Act 1947
(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 party.
(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.
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