What is LABOUR LICENSING?
Licensing of contract labour accounts for a wide topic of CONTRACT LABOUR [REGULATION AND ABOILATION] ACT, 1970 that came to force on 10 February, 1971 It sheds its hands in entire India and is constitutionally covered in 35 sections, this act includes two sections of advisory boards i.e. central advisory board and state advisory board.
So here comes the first finger of the fist, What is contract labour? The employee never goes for hiring labour directly so he pays handsome fraction of money to the contractor and in return the latte finds up workmen for getting the desired work done, this is what is called contract labour in simple words workmen here includesskilled, semi-skilled supervisor technical clerical staff and exclusive of the supervisorial and managerial level officials.
Main objective behind the act serves to prevent exploitation of contract labour and to introduce better conditions of work.
It applies to 1.every establishment in which 20 or more workmen are employed or were employed on any day of the proceeding 12 months as contract labour 2 to every contractor who employees or who employed on any day of the proceeding 12 months twenty or more workmen
- FULL NAME OF CONTRACTOR
- ADDRESSS PROOF OF CONTRACTOR
- PAN OF CONTRACTOR
- MOBILE NO AND EMAIL ADRESSS OF REPRESENTATIVE
Appointment of licensing officers (section 11)
The appropriate government may, by an order notified in the official gazette,–
• Appoint such persons, being gazetted officers of government, as it thinks fit to be licensing officers for the purposes of this chapter; and
• Define the limits, within which a licensing officer shall exercise the powers conferred on licensing officers by or under this act.
Licensing of contractors (section 12)-
- With effect from such date as the appropriate government may, by notification in the official gazette, appoint, no contractor to whom this act applies, shall undertake or execute any work through contract labour except under and in accordance with a licence issued in that behalf by the licensing officer.
Subject to the provisions of this act, a licence under sub-section (1) may contain such conditions including, in particular, conditions as to hours of work, fixation of wages and other essential amenities in respect of contract labour as the appropriate government may deem fit to impose in accordance with the rules, if any, made under section 35 and shall be issued on payment of such fees and on the deposit of such sum, if any, as security for the due performance of the conditions as may be prescribed.
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