According to the Section 3 of the Himachal Pradesh Climbing / Trekking Porters (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1977, a porter cannot be employed as a climbing / trekking porter in Himachal Pradesh if s/he has
- Not registered with the Mountaineering Institute Manali. (Section 3-1)
- Not have an employment fitness certificate signed by the competent authority. (Section 3-1)
Responsibilities of Climbing / Trekking Expeditions to Himachal Pradesh (Section 3-2)
All climbing / trekking expeditions to Himachal Pradesh shall
- Intimate the competent authority about the expedition.
- Inform the competent authority about the number of porters required.
Role of Competent Authority (Section 3-2)
The authority shall suggest names of the qualified porters from the institute’s Register of Porters.