Public Assistance Act, 1939

Regulations in respect of district institutions.

34.—(1) The Minister may by order make regulations in respect of district institutions, either generally or in respect of one or more classes of district institutions or in respect of one or more particular district institutions, for the government, management, and administration of the district institutions to which the regulations relate and for the preservation of order in such district institutions and for the classification of the inmates thereof.

(2) The Minister may by regulations made under this section provide for the keeping of the inmates of a district institution employed according to their capacity and ability.

(3) Where an inmate of a district institution is required in pursuance of regulations made under this section to perform work, such inmate shall, if he does such work, be deemed, in relation to the doing thereof, to be for the purposes of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1934 (No. 9 of 1934), a workman in the employment of the public assistance authority maintaining such district institution, but, save as aforesaid, neither such requisition nor the performance of such work by such inmate shall operate to create or imply the relation of master and servant or a contract of service between such authority and such inmate.