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Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970

ABOUT THE ACT

Objectives:

The objective of the Contract Labour Act is to regulate the employment of Contract Labour in certain establishments and to provide for its abolition in certain circumstances and for manners connected therewith. The Act empowers the Central or State Governments to prohibit the employment of Contract Labour in any process or operation.


Applicability

The Contract Labour Act extends to whole of India. It applies to every establishment or contractor wherein 20 or more workmen are or were employed on any day of the preceding 12 months as contract labour. The appropriate government is empowered to extend the application of the act to any establishment or contractor employing even less than 20 workers as Contract labour. The Act is not applicable to establishment in which work is only of an intermittent or casual nature. Work performed in an establishment for more than 120 days in the preceding 12 months or work of a seasonal nature and performed for more than 60 days in a year, shall NOT be deemed to be work of an intermittent nature.


Related Sections Of The Act

Section 1:  Short title, extent, commencement and application
Section 1:  Short title, extent, commencement and application
Section 30:  Effect of laws and agreements inconsistent with this Act
Section 30:  Effect of laws and agreements inconsistent with this Act

Important Definitions

Section 2A:  Appropriate Government
Section 2A:  Appropriate Government
Section 2B:  Contract labour
Section 2B:  Contract labour
Section 2C:  Contractorr
Section 2C:  Contractorr
Section 2E:  Establishmenth
Section 2E:  Establishmenth
Section 2G:  Principal employer
Section 2G:  Principal employer
Section 2H:  Wages
Section 2H:  Wages
Section 2I:  Workman
Section 2I:  Workman

Related Notifications

S.O. 4589 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in some Mines dated 20-November-1984
S.O. 4589 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in some Mines dated 20-November-1984
S.O. 4589 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in some Mines dated 20-November-1984
S.O. 4589 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in some Mines dated 20-November-1984
S.O. 707 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Limestone and Dolomite Mines dated 17-March-1993
S.O. 707 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Limestone and Dolomite Mines dated 17-March-1993
S.O. 707 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Limestone and Dolomite Mines dated 17-March-1993
S.O. 707 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Limestone and Dolomite Mines dated 17-March-1993
S.O. 142(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in IAAI dated 2-March-1993
S.O. 142(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in IAAI dated 2-March-1993
S.O. 142(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in IAAI dated 2-March-1993
S.O. 142(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in IAAI dated 2-March-1993
S.O. 553 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Fire Clay Mines dated 4-February-1987
S.O. 553 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Fire Clay Mines dated 4-February-1987
S.O. 553 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Fire Clay Mines dated 4-February-1987
S.O. 553 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Fire Clay Mines dated 4-February-1987
S.O. 747(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Railways dated 28-July-1987
S.O. 747(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Railways dated 28-July-1987
S.O. 747(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Railways dated 28-July-1987
S.O. 747(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Railways dated 28-July-1987
S.O. 2063 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Coal Mines dated 21-June-1988
S.O. 2063 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Coal Mines dated 21-June-1988
S.O. 2063 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Coal Mines dated 21-June-1988
S.O. 2063 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Coal Mines dated 21-June-1988
S.O. 833(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Godowns and Depots of Fci dated 1-November-1990
S.O. 833(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Godowns and Depots of Fci dated 1-November-1990
S.O. 833(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Godowns and Depots of Fci dated 1-November-1990
S.O. 833(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Godowns and Depots of Fci dated 1-November-1990
S.O. 3460 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Coal Washeries dated 11-December-1990
S.O. 3460 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Coal Washeries dated 11-December-1990
S.O. 3460 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Coal Washeries dated 11-December-1990
S.O. 3460 -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Coal Washeries dated 11-December-1990
S.O. 961(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Railways dated 27-December-1990
S.O. 961(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Railways dated 27-December-1990
S.O. 961(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Railways dated 27-December-1990
S.O. 961(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Railways dated 27-December-1990
S.O. 319(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Ports dated 8-May-1991
S.O. 319(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Ports dated 8-May-1991
S.O. 319(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Ports dated 8-May-1991
S.O. 319(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Ports dated 8-May-1991
S.O. 196(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Manganese Mines dated 23-March-1993
S.O. 196(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Manganese Mines dated 23-March-1993
S.O. 196(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Manganese Mines dated 23-March-1993
S.O. 196(E) -   Prohibition of Employment of Contract Labour in Manganese Mines dated 23-March-1993