Powers of the commission

The Commission may for the purpose of carrying out its functions, utilize the services of Any officer of the Government with the permission of the Government; or Any officer of the state-owned Corporations and Local Authorities with the consent of such Corporations or Local Authorities and with the concurrence of the Government.

The Commission shall, while performing its functions under section 9, have all the powers of a Civil Court trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Central Act 5 of 1908) in respect of the following matters, namely :

summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath requiring the discovery and production of any document.

receiving evidence on affidavits.

requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office.

issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents.

any other matter, which may be prescribed.

The Commission while conducting the enquiry under section 9, shall afford opportunity to all parties to present their views by themselves or by their authorized representatives.

The finding of the commission on any enquiry conducted under this Ordinance shall be communicated to the Government with its recommendation for appropriate action or relief to the parties to the dispute.

Functions of the commission

  • To function as a protector of youth affairs in the State.
  • To inculcate and educate among the youth the dignity of labour
  • To co-ordinate the Government departments for securing better education and employment opportunities to youths.
  • To develop and harness the potential of the youth in order to attain total empowerment and excellence.
  • To undertake promotional and educational research so as to suggest the Government better ways of ensuring employment opportunities to the youth.
  • To advice the Government in the planning process for the socio-economic development of the youth, especially those who belong to the weaker section and tribal section.
  • To explore the scope and potential of the youth in all levels of activities so as to make them attain high degree of accomplishment by developing their creativity and skills.
  • To monitor occupational hazards faced by the youth in the unorganized sector.
  • To inquire into any complaints with respect to deprivation of rights of youth and to recommend to the Government the action to be taken in that matter.
  • To advise the Government in any other matter as may be referred to it, from time to time.

The statement or deposition given by a person relating to himself before the Commission as part of taking evidence shall not be used in a proceedings before any civil court or criminal court, except in prosecution proceedings for giving false evidence by way of such statement or deposition