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The Act applies to any person who is employed otherwise than in a clerical capacity, in railways factories, mines, plantations, mechanically propelled vehicles, loading and unloading work on a ship, construction, maintenance and repairs of roads and bridges, electricity generation, cinemas, catching or trading of wild elephants, circus, and other hazardous occupations and other employment specified in Schedule II to the Act, Under Section 2(3) of the Act, the State Governments are empowered to extend the scope of the Act to any class of persons whose occupations are considered hazardous after giving three months' notice in the official gazette. The Act, however, does not apply to members serving in the Armed Forces of Indian Union, and employees covered under the provisions of the Employees' State Insurance Act 1988 as disablement and dependents' benefit is available under this Act.

(Ps&A) deals with the following provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act 1923

Amount of compensation.-Employer's liability for compensation.-Compensation to be paid when due and penalty for default.-Method of calculating wages.-Review Any half-monthly payment payable under this Act.-Commutation of half-monthly payments.-Distribution of compensation.-Compensation not to be assigned attached or charged.-Notice and claim.-Power to require from employers statements regarding fatal accident.-Reports of fatal accidents and serious bodily injuries.-Medical examination.-Contracting.-Remedies of employer against stranger.-Insolvency of employer.-Compensation to be first charge on assets transferred by employer.-Special provisions relating to master and seamen.-Reference of Commissioners.-Special provisions relating to workmen aboard of companies and motor vehicles.-Returns as to compensation.-Contracting out Any contract or agreement.-Penalties.-Proof of age [Repealed by the Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Act 1959, (8 of 1959)].-Commissioners.-Recovery.-Withholding of certain payments pending decision of appeal.-Appeals.-Effect of failure to register agreement.-Registration of agreements.-Power of submit cases.-Costs.-Method of recording evidence.-Appearance of parties.-Powers and procedure of Commissioners.-Power of Commissioner to require further deposit in cases of fatal accident.-Form of application.-Venue of proceedings and transfer.-Appointment of Commissioners.-Special provisions relating to captains and other members of crew of aircraft.