CHAPTER 243
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT PROMOTION SERVICE ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SERVICE

   3.   Establishment and composition of the Service.

   4.   Functions of the Service.

   5.   Organisation of the Service.

   6.   Functions of the Commissioner.

PART III
ADVISORY COMMITTEES

   7.   Establishment of National Employment Advisory Committee.

   8.   Functions of the National Employment Advisory Committee.

   9.   Area committees.

   10.   Functions of the area committees.

PART IV
DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE SERVICE

   11.   Registers and records.

   12.   Contents of register.

   13.   Ethics of the Service.

   14.   Vocational guidance and employment counselling.

   15.   Service to promote employment.

   16.   Application for registration.

   17.   Service to charge fees.

PART V
PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT PROMOTION AGENCY

   18.   Establishment and duties of agencies or agents.

   19.   Agencies to charge fees.

   20.   Application for registration as agency or agent.

   21.   Date of establishment of agencies or agents.

   22.   Cancellation of registration.

   23.   Appeal.

PART VI
EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGNERS

   24.   Application.

   25.   Foreigners not to be employed in certain occupations.

   26.   Work permit.

   27.   Application for work permit.

PART VII
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   28.   Employer to reimburse travelling expenses.

   29.   Power to enter and inspect places of employment.

   30.   Appeal.

   31.   Protection of members of committee.

   32.   Directions.

   33.   Regulations.

   34.   [Repeal of Act No. 6 of 1983.]

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 243
THE NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT PROMOTION SERVICE ACT

An Act to provide for establishment of the National Employment Promotion Service and for other related matters.

[1st July, 2000]
[G.N. No. 256 of 2000]

Act No. 9 of 1999

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   (1) This Act may be cited as the National Employment Promotion Service Act.

   (2) [Omitted.]

   (3) This Act shall apply in Tanzania Mainland.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Act" means the National Employment Promotion Service Act *;

   "appropriate authority" in relation to any act, appointment, dismissal, licence, permit, matter or other thing, means a person, committee or body of persons, permitted, required or in any other way, made responsible by this Act, for doing the act, making appointment or issuing or dismissal, licence or permit the doing of that matter or thing;

   "appropriate officer" means–

   (a)   in relation to a person other than an employer, the employment promotion office established for an area in which he ordinarily resides; and

   (b)   in relation to an employer, an employment promotion office established for the area in which the employer carries on business at two or more places; or

   (c)   in relation to any such place, the employment promotion office for the region or area within which such place is situated;

   "area" when used in relation to any local government authority, means the area in which a local government authority is established or empowered by or under the Local Government (District Authorities) Act * or the Local Government (Urban) Authorities Act *, to exercise jurisdiction;

   "Area Committee" when used in relation to a local authority means the committee established pursuant to the Local Government (District Authorities) Act * or the Local Government (Urban Authorities) Act * and when used in relation to this Act, means any of the areas, of a local authority;

   "citizen" means a citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania;

   "Commissioner" means the Commissioner for Labour and includes a person to whom the Commissioner has delegated his power to perform any of his functions under this Act;

   "employ" in relation to the person employing means to use as employer the service of any person under a contract of service;

   "employee" means any person who has entered into or works under a contract of service with an employer whether by way of manual labour, clerical work or otherwise and whether the contract is expressed or implied or is oral or written;

   "employer" means any person who employs any other person on contract of service, and includes any person acting as an agent of an employer in the selection and appointment of employees, in dealing with matters relating to terms and conditions of service or in payment of remuneration;

   "employment promotion office" means the employment promotion centre or any other office or place designated by the Minister under section 5 as an employment promotion office;

   "employment promotion officer" means a person with the rights and obligations as more specifically prescribed by this Act and includes the Commissioner of Employment Promotion Services and the Assistant Commissioner for Employment Promotion Services;

   "foreigner" means any person who is not a citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania;

   "informal sector" means non-farm small-scale and self-employed income-generating activities based on low level of organization, low capital and low technology;

   "job-seeker" means any person who is looking for a job including unemployed persons and employed persons who want to change employment;

   "member" in relation to a committee means a member of the committee and includes the chairperson and the secretary of the committee;

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