Contract Labour (R & A) Act, 1970

  • Assessing the applicability of the enactment
  • Preparing and submitting the application for the registrations by the principal employer
  • Preparing and submitting the application for license by the contractors
  • Preparing and submitting the amendments in registration due to change in contractors details and renewal of license
  • Assessing the fees payable
  • Processing the application with the department
  • Obtaining the registrations and / or license as the case may be
  • Advising on the maintenance of various registers, records etc.
  • Preparation of half year and annual returns


Brief detail of the enactment
  • This enactment regulates the employment of contract labour in certain establishments and to provide for its abolition in certain circumstances. Central or state government has got jurisdictions depending on principal employer’s (Company) status. Lot of responsibility is cast on principal employer to see that contractual workmen are not exploited
  • This enactment is not applicable to the establishment performing work only of an intermittent or casual nature otherwise
  • If principal employer employs 20 or more workmen through contractor’s
  • If contractor employs 20 or more workmen for principal employer
  • Principal employer need to obtain registrations and to amend the same, if there are any changes
  • Contractor need to obtain license and renew the same every year
  • Maintenance of various registers, records are required
  • Authority can prosecute principal employer and/or contractor/s for breach of the provisions of this enactment. Provision of imprisonment upto 1 yr. and fine upto Rs. 5,000/- are there

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