Punishment for false statements.

84. Whoever, for the purpose of causing any increase in payment or benefit under this Act, or for the purpose of causing any payment or benefit to be made where no payment or benefit is authorised by or under this Act, or for the purpose of avoiding any payment to be made by himself under this Act or enabling any other person to avoid any such payment, knowingly makes or causes to be made any false statement or false representation, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 1[six months], or with fine not exceeding 2[two thousand]rupees, or with both :

3[PROVIDED that where an insured person is convicted under this section, he shall not be entitled for any cash benefit under this Act for such period as may be prescribed by the Central Government.]


1. Subs. by Act 29 of 1989, s. 32, for “three months” (w.e.f. 20-10-1989).

2. Subs. by s. 32, ibid., for “five hundred” (w.e.f. 20-10-1989).

3. The proviso shall stand Inserted (date to be notified) by s. 32, ibid.