Contract Labour Law Act 1970

Contract Labour Act Services

- Registration under the The Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970
- Annual Return in Form No. XXV [See rule82(2)]
- Half-yearly Return in Form XXIV [See rule 82(1)]
- Renewal of Licence •
- Guidelines & Maintenance of Records under the Act such as Register of Contractor in Form XII, XIII, XIV, XV,XVI,XVII, XVIII, XIX etc.

The Government of India has been deeply concerned about the exploitation of workers under the contract labour system. With a view to removing the difficulties of contract labour and bearing in mind the recommendations of various commissions and committees and the decisions of the Supreme Court, particularly in the case of Standard Vacuum Refining Company in 1960, the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act was enacted in 1970. This Act seeks to regulate the employment of contract labour in certain establishments and to provide for its abolition under certain circumstances.

Contract Labour, by and large, is neither borne on pay roll or muster roll nor is paid wages directly. The establishments, which farm out work to contractors, do not own any direct responsibility in regard to their labourers. Generally, the wage rates to be paid and observance of working conditions are stipulated in agreements but in practice they are not strictly adhered to.

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