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Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961

 The Act applies to every motor transport undertaking employing five or more transport workers. Government of West Bengal has made all the provisions of the said act applicable "to any Motor Transport undertaking in West Bengal engaged in carrying passenger or goods or both for hire or reward or as a private carrier employing less than five motor transport worker with immediate effect" vide Notification No.33-L.W/LW/1A-7(A)/82 dt. 11th January 1984.

     The Act seeks to provide for the welfare of motor transport workers and to regulate the conditions of their work.

     The Act also provides for registration of motor transport undertaking and renewal thereof.

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