Principal employer means:
- In relation to any office or department of the Government or a local authority, the head of that office or department or such other officer as the Government or the local authority, as the case may be, may specify in this behalf,
- in a factory, the owner or occupier of the factory and where a person has been named as the manager of the factory under the Factories Act, 1948 (63 of 1948) the person so named,
- in a mine, the owner or agent of the mine and where a person has been named as the manager of the mine, the person so named,
- in any other establishment, any person responsible for the supervision and control of the establishment.