Beneficial Interpretation in Welfare Legislation: Study of Judicial Decisions in India
7 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2013
Date Written: July 26, 2013
Beneficial legislation is a statute which purports to confer a benefit on individuals or a class of persons. Such benefit is given by interpreting the statute liberally and thus beneficial legislation should be interpreted liberally. Beneficial legislation should be interpreted in a purposive manner which would effectuate the object of the welfare legislation. The following paper aims to understand the tern beneficial legislation and its interpretation. Industrial Dispute Act is also a beneficial legislation which aims to protect the workmen. The courts while interpreting labour laws have always stressed on the doctrine of social justice and interpreted such legislations very liberally. Following paper is restricted only to the interpretation of Workman and Industry definition under Industrial Dispute Act which will be supported by different case laws to find out the benefits of the welfare statute.
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