Contract Labour


It applies--

1.      (a) To every establishment in which twenty or more workmen are employed or were employed on any day of the preceding twelve months as contract labour;

(b) to every contractor who employees or who employed on any day of the preceding twelve months twenty or more workmen:
Provided that the appropriate Government may, after giving not less than two months' notice of its intention so to do, by notification in the Official Gazette, apply the provisions of this Act to any establishment or contractor employing such number of workmen less than twenty as may be specified in the notification.

2.      (a) It shall not apply to establishments in which work only of an intermittent or
casual nature is performed.

(b) If a question arises whether work performed in an establishment is of an intermittent or casual nature, the appropriate Government shall
1 Received assent of the President on 5.9.1970; Published in Gazette of India on 7.9.1970 decide that question after consultation with the Central Board or, as the case may be, a State Board, and its decision shall be final.

Explanation.-- For the purpose of this sub-section, work performed in an establishment
shall not be deemed to be of an intermittent nature-

(i) if it was performed for more than one hundred and twenty days in the
preceding twelve months, or
(ii) if it is of a seasonal character and is performed for more than sixty days in a
Appointment of registering officers.- The appropriate Government may, by an order notified in the Official Gazette—

(a) appoint such persons, being Gazetted Officers of Government, as it thinks fit to be registering officers for the purposes of this Chapter; and
(b) define the limits, within which a registering officer shall exercise the powers conferred on him by or under this Act.

Registration of certain establishments.- (1) Every principal employer of an establishment to which this Act applies shall, within such period as the appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, fix in this behalf with respect to establishments generally or with respect to any class of them, make an application to the registering officer in the prescribed manner for registration of the establishment: Provided that the registering officer may entertain any such application for registration after expiry of the period fixed in this behalf, if the registering officer is satisfied that the applicant was prevented by sufficient cause from making the application in time.

(2) If the application for registration is complete in all respects, the registering officer shall register the establishment and issue to the principal employer of the establishment a certificate of registration containing such particulars as may be prescribed.

Appointment of licensing officers
Licensing of contractors.-
Grant of licences
Revocation, suspension and amendment of licences.
Inspecting staff
Registers and other records to be maintained.


First-aid facilities

Responsibility for payment of wages ETC.