25A. Application of sections 25C to 25E.-
Sections 25C to 25E inclusive 4[ shall not apply to industrial establishments to which Chapter VB applies, or--]
to industrial establishments in which less than fifty workmen on an average per working day have been employed in the preceding calendar month; or
to industrial establishments which are of a seasonal character or in which work is performed only intermittently.
If a question arises whether an industrial establishment is of a seasonal character or whether work is performed therein only intermittently, the decision of the appropriate Government thereon shall be final. 1[ Explanation.-- In this section and in sections 25C, 25D and 25E," industrial establishment" means--
a factory as defined in clause (m) of section 2 of the Factories Act 1948 (63 of 1948 ); or
a mine as defined in clause (j) of section 2 of the Mines Act, 1952 (35 of 1952 ); or
a plantation as defined in clause (f) of section 2 of the Plantations Labour Act, 1951 (69 of 1951 ).]