Under the WC Act, 1923 the employer is liable to pay compensation for an injury occurred to an employee during and in the course of his employment. Notional Extension of employment, as reported by you above, has been ruled out by the Hon'ble Apex Court. Reportable accidents are those which happen inside the factory premises. The purpose is to check your safety standards. Consider a case in which you send an employee outside the factory to do some job and he meets with an accident on the way and outside factory premises, he would be entitled to compensation as the injury occurred during and in the course of his employment; however, the accident is not reportable as it has not occurred inside the factory premises.
23rd June 2010 From India , Chandigarh
26th June 2010 From India , Nagpur
I could not load the judgements but here are citation of two cases. I can send you the text if you give me your email address.
I (2003) ACC 355, 2004 ACJ 1314, 2002 (98) FLR 616
Steel Authority Of India Ltd. vs Smt. Nirmala Devi on 15/2/2002
Regional Director, E.S.I. Corporation v. Francis De Costa, (SC)
1997 (1) S.C.T. 41 : 1996 (4) S.C.T. 228 : 1997 AIR (SC) 432 : 1996 (6) S.L.R. 553 : 1996 (6) S.C.C. 1 : 1996 (8) J.T. 118 : 1997 (1) ICC 182 : 1996 L.I.C. 2720 : 1996 (6) Scale 473 : 1996 (Sup5 ) SCR 797 : 1997 (1) L.L.J. 34
1st July 2010 From India , Chandigarh