THE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2000 ACT NO. 46 OF 2000 [8th December, 2000]. An Act further to amend the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-first Year of the Republic of India as follows:- 1. Short title. 1. Short title.-This Act may be called the Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Act, 2000. 2. Amendment of section 2. 2. Amendment of section 2.-In the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923 (8 of 1923) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), in section 2, in sub-section (1), in clause (n), the following brackets and words shall be omitted, namely:- "(other than a person whose employment is of a casual nature and who is employed otherwise than for the purposes of the employer's trade or business)". 3. Amendment of section 4. 3. Amendment of section 4.-In section 4 of the principal Act,- (a) in sub-section (1),- (i) in clause (a), for the words "fifty thousand rupees", the words "eighty thousand rupees" shall be substituted; (ii) in clause (b), for the words "sixty thousand rupees", the words "ninety thousand rupees" shall be substituted; (iii) in Explanation II, occurring after clause (b) and before clause (c), for the words "two thousand rupees" occurring at both the places, the words "four thousand rupees" shall respectively be substituted; (b) in sub-section (4), for the words "one thousand rupees", the words "two thousand and five hundred rupees" shall be substituted. 4. Amendment of section 4A. 4. Amendment of section 4A.-In section 4A of the principal Act, for sub-section (3A), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:- "(3A) The interest and the penalty payable under sub-section (3) shall be paid to the workman or his dependant, as the case may be.". SUBHASH C. JAIN, Secy. to the Govt. of India.