Penalties for Contravening H.P. Climbing / Trekking Porters Act

Today I will walk you through the Section 17 of the Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) Climbing / Trekking Porters (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1977. This section elaborates on penalties for contravening the act.

Who can be penalized?

  • A person who contravenes the provisions
  • A person who tries to contravene the provisions
  • A person who abets contravention of the provisions

When can the contraveners be penalized?

The contraveners can be penalized if a magistrate is convinced that they are guilty.

What are the penalties for the first time contraveners?

  • Imprisonment up to 3 months,
  • Fine up to INR 300, or
  • Both imprisonment and fine

What are the penalties for the repeat contraveners?

  • Imprisonment up to 3 months,
  • Fine up to INR 300, or
  • Both imprisonment and fine, and
  • Additional fine of INR 50 per day during the period in which the contravention continues.

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