Sections 3 to 9 of the Industrial Disputes Act deals with the authorities under the Act;
(a) Works committee.
(b) Conciliation officer
(c) Boards of conciliation
(d) Courts of inquiry.
(e) Labour courts.
(g) National Tribunals.
The conciliation officer has to mediate on a particular case within 14 days and send a report to the government giving details of the steps taken to settle the disputes listing reasons for success or failure in reaching an agreement.
Where an industrial dispute has been referred to a labour court for adjudication it is bound to hold its proceedings expeditiously and thereafter as soon as possible as it is practicable on the conclusion thereof to submit its award to the appropriate government.