Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent, commencement and application
(1) This Act may be called the Contract Labor (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (2) It extends to the whole of India. (3) It shall come into force on such d...
2 Definitions
(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,- (a) "appropriate government" means- (i) in relation to an establishment in respect of which the approp...
Chapter II The Advisory Boards
3 Central Advisory Board
(1) The Central Government shall, as soon as may be, constitute a Board to be called the Central Advisory Contract Labor Board (hereinafter referred to as the...
4 State Advisory Board
(1) The State Government may constitute a Board to be called the State Advisory Contract Labor Board (hereinafter referred to as the State Board) to advise th...
5 Power to constitute committees
(1) The Central Board or the State Board, as the case may be, may constitute such committees and for such purpose or purposes as it may think fit. (2) The com...
Chapter III Registration Of Establishments Employing Contract Labour
6 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 fi...
7 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...
8 Revocation of registration in certain cases
If the registering officer is satisfied, either on a reference made to him in this behalf or otherwise, that the registration of any establishment has been ob...
9 Effect of non-registration
No principal employer of an establishment, to which this Act applies, shall- (a) in the case of an establishment required to be registered under section 7, bu...
10 Prohibition of employment of contract
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the appropriate government may, after consultation with the Central Board or, as the case may be, a State ...
Chapter IV Licensing Of Contractors
11 Appointment of licensing officers
The appropriate government may, by an order notified in the Official Gazette- (a) appoint such person, being Gazetted Officers of government, as it thinks fit...
12 Licensing of contractors
(1) With effect from such date as the appropriate government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint no contractor to whom this Act applies, sha...
13 Grant of licenses
(1) Every application for the grant of license under sub-section (1) of section 12 shall be made in the prescribed form and shall contain the particulars rega...
14 Revocation, suspension and amendment of licenses
(1) If the licensing officer is satisfied, either on a reference made to him in this behalf or otherwise, that- (a) a license granted under section 12 has bee...
15 Appeal
(1) Any person aggrieved by an order made under section 7, section 8, section 12 or section 14 may, within thirty days from the date on which the order is com...
Chapter V Welfare And Health Of Contract Labour
16 Canteens
(1) The appropriate government may make rules requiring that in every establishment- (a) to which this Act applies, (b) wherein work requiring employment of c...
17 Rest-rooms
(1) In every place where in contract labor is required to halt at night in connection within the work of an establishment- (a) to which this Act applies, and (...
18 Other facilities
It shall be the duty of every contractor employing contract labor in connection with the work of an establishment to which this Act applies, to provide and ma...
19 First-aid facilities
There shall be provided and maintained by the contractor so as to be readily accessible during all working hours a first-aid box equipped with the prescribed ...
20 Liability of principal employer in certain cases
(1) If any amenity required to be provided under section 16, section 17, section 18, or section 19 for the benefit of the contract labor employed in an establ...
21 Responsibility for payment of wages
(1) A contractor shall be responsible for payment of wages to each worker employed by him as contract labor and such wages shall be paid before the expiry of ...
Chapter VI Penalties And Procedure
22 Obstructions
(1) Whoever obstructs an inspector in the discharge of his duties under this Act or refuses or willfully neglects to afford the inspector any reasonable facil...
23 Contravention of provisions regarding employment of contract labor
Whoever contravenes any provision of this Act or of any rules made thereunder prohibiting, restricting or regulating the employment of contract labor, or cont...
24 Other offences
If any person contravenes any of the provisions of this Act or of any rules made thereunder for which no other penalty is elsewhere provided, he shall be puni...
25 Offences by companies
(1) If the person committing an offence under this Act is a company, the company as well as every person in charge of, and responsible to, the company for the...
26 Cognizance of offences
No court shall take cognizance of any offence under this Act except on a complaint made by, or with the previous sanction in writing of, the inspector and no ...
27 Limitation of prosecutions
No court shall take cognizance of an offence punishable under this Act unless the complaint thereof is made within three months from the date on which the all...
Chapter VII Miscellaneous
28 Inspecting staff
(1) The appropriate government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint such persons as it thinks fit to be inspectors for the purposes of this A...
29 Registers and other records to be maintained
(1) Every principal employer and every contractor shall maintain such register and records giving such particulars of contract labor employed, the nature of w...
30 Effect of laws and agreements inconsistent with this Act
(1) The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law or in the terms of any agreement o...
31 Power to exempt in special cases
The appropriate government may, in the case of an emergency, direct, by notification in the Official Gazette, that subject to such conditions and restrictions...
32 Protection of action taken under this Act
(1) No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against any registering officer, licensing officer or any other government servant or against an...
33 Power to give directions
The Central Government may give directions to the Government of any State as to the carrying into execution in the State of the provisions contained in this A...
34 Power to remove difficulties
If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government may, by order published in the Official Gazette, make such pro...
35 Power to make rules
(1) The appropriate government may, subject to the condition of previous publication, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act. (2) In particular, ...
Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) Central Rules, 1971
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title and commencement
(1) These rules may be called the Contract Labor (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publicatio...
2 Definitions
In these rules, unless the subject or context otherwise requires: (a) "Act" means the Contract Labor (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970; (b) "Appellate Offi...
Chapter II Central Board
3 The Board shall consist of the following members
(a) a Chairman to be appointed by the Central Government; (b) the Chief Labor Commissioner (Central)-ex officio; (c) 1[three persons] representing the Central ...
4 Terms of office
(1) The Chairman of the Board shall hold office as such for a period of three years from the date on which his appointment is first notified in the Official G...
5 Resignation
(1) A member of the Board , not being an ex officio member ,may resign his office by a letter in writing addressed to the Central Government. (2) The office of...
6 Cessation of membership
If any member of the Board, not being an ex officio member, fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the Board, without obtaining the leave of the Chairm...
7 Disqualification for membership
(1) A person shall be disqualified for being reappointed, and for being a member of the Board- (i) if he is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a compet...
8 Removal from membership
The Central Government may remove from office any member of the Board, if in its opinion such a member has ceased to represent the interest which he purports ...
9 Vacancy
When a vacancy occurs or is likely to occur in the membership of the Board the Chairman shall submit a report to the Central Government and on receipt of such...
10 Staff
(1) (i) The Central Government may appoint one of its officials as Secretary to the Board and appoint such other staff as it may think necessary to enable the...
11 Allowances of members
(1) The traveling allowance of an official member shall be governed by the rules applicable to him for journey performed by him on official duties and shall b...
12 Disposal of business
Every question which the Board is required to take into consideration shall be considered at a meeting, or, if the Chairman so directs, by sending the necessa...
13 Meetings
(1) The Board shall meet at such places and times as may be specified by the Chairman. (2) The Chairman shall preside over every meeting of the Board at which...
14 Notice of meetings and list of business
(1) Ordinarily seven days' notice shall be given to the members of a proposed meeting. (2) No business which is not on the list of business for a meeting shal...
15 Quorum
No business shall be transacted at any meeting unless at least five members are present: that if at any meeting less than five members are present, the Chairm...
16 Committees of the Board
(1)(i) The Board may constitute such Committees and for such purpose or purposes as it may think fit. (ii) While constituting the Committee the Board may nomi...
Chapter III Registration And Licensing
17 Manner of making application for registration of establishments
(1) The application referred to in sub-section (1) of section 7 shall be made in triplicate, in Form I to the registering officer of the area in which the est...
18 Grant of certificate of registration
(1) The certificate of registration granted under sub-section (2) of section 7 shall be in Form II. (2) Every certificate of registration granted under sub-sec...
19 Circumstances in which application for registration may be rejected
(1) If any application for registration is not complete in all respects , the registering officer shall require the principal employer to amend the applicatio...
20 Amendment of certificate of registration
(1) Where on receipt of the intimation under sub-rule(4) of Rule 18,the registering officer is satisfied that an amount higher than the amount which has been ...
21 Application for a license
(1) Every application by a contractor for the grant of a license shall be made in triplicate, in Form IV, to the licensing officer of the area in which the es...
22 Matters to be taken into account in granting or refusing a license
In granting or refusing to grant a license, the licensing officer shall take the following matters into account, namely- (a) Whether the applicant- (i) is a mi...
23 Refusal to grant license
4[(1) On receipt of the application from the contractor, and as soon as possible thereafter, the licensing officer shall investigate or cause investigation to...
24 Security
(1) Before a license is issued, an amount calculated at the rate of 6[Rs. 90] for each of the workman to be employed as contract labor, in respect of which th...
25 Forms and terms and conditions of license
(1) Every license granted under sub-section (1) of section 12 shall be in Form VI. (2) Every license granted under sub-rule (1) or renewed under Rule 29 shall...
26 Fees
(1) The fees to be paid for the grant of a certificate of registration under section 7 shall be as specified below: If the number of workmen proposed to be em...
27 Validity of the license
Every license granted under Rule 25 or renewed under Rule 29 shall remain in force for twelve months from the date it is granted or renewed. ...
28 Amendment of the license
(1) A license issued under Rule 25 or renewed under Rule 29 may, for good and sufficient reasons, be amended by the licensing officer. (2) The contractor who d...
29 Renewal of license
(1) Every contractor shall apply to the licensing officer for renewal of the license. (2) Every such application shall be in Form VII in triplicate and shall ...
30 Issue of duplicate certificate of registration or license
Where a certificate of registration or a license granted or renewed under the preceding rules has been lost, defaced or accidentally destroyed, a duplicate ma...
31 Refund of security
(1) (i) On expiry of the period of license the contractor may, if he does not intend to have his license renewed, make an application to the licensing officer...
32 Grant of temporary certificate of registration and license
(1) Where conditions arise in an establishment requiring the employment of contract labor immediately and such employment is estimated to last for not more th...
Chapter IV Appeals And Procedure
(1)(i) Every appeal under sub-section (1) of section 15 shall be preferred in the form of a memorandum signed by the appellant or his authorized agent and pre...
Chapter V Welfare And Health Of Contract Labour
(1) The facilities required to be provided under sections 18 and 19 of the Act, namely, sufficient supply of wholesome drinking water, a sufficient number of...
Chapter VI Wages
The contractor shall fix wage periods in respect of which wages shall be payable. No wage period shall exceed one month. The wages of every person employed as...
Chapter VII Registers And Records And Collections Of Statistics
Every principal employer shall maintain in respect of each registered establishment a register of contractors in Form XII. Every contractor shall maintain in ...
Form I Application For Registration Of Establishments Employing Contract Labour
[Rule 17(1)] 1. Name and location of the establishment. 2. Postal address of the establishment. 3. Full name and address of the Principal Employer (furnish fat...
Form II Certificate Of Registration
[Rule 18(1)] No. Date………….. Government of India Officer of the Registering OfficerA certificate of registration containing the following particulars is hereby...
Form III Register Of Establishments
[Rule 18(3)] Sl. No. Registration no. and date Name and address of the establishment registered Name of the Principal Employer and his address Type of business...
Form IV Application For Licence
[Rule 21 (l)] 1 . Name and address of the contractor (including his father's name in case of individuals). 2. Date of birth and age (in case of individuals). ...
Form V Form Of Certificate By Principal Employer
[Rule 21(2)] Certified that I have engaged the applicant (name of the contractor) as a contractor in my establishment. I undertake to be bound by all the pro...
Form V-A Application For Adjustment Of Security Deposit
8[Rule 24(1A)] Name and address of the contractor No. and date of license Date of expiry of previous license Whether the license of the contractor was suspended...
Form VI Government Of India Office Of Licensing Officer
[Rule 25(1)] License No………………. Dated………… Fee paid Rs ……………….. License 1. License is hereby granted to..... under section 12(1) of the Contract Labor (Regulati...
Form VI-A Notice Of Commencement / Completion Of Contract Work
17 [Rule 25(2)(viii)] I / We, Shri / M/s. (Name and address of the contractor) hereby intimate that the contract work (Name of work)………………………….. in establishme...
Form VI-B Notice Of Commencement/Completion Of Contract Work
[Rule 81 (3)] (1) Name of the principal employer and address.......... (2) No. and date of certificate of Registration.............. (3) I / We hereby intimate...
Form VII Application For Renewal Of Licence
[Rule 29(2)] 1. Name and address of the contractor. 2. Number and date of the license. 3. Date of expiry of the previous license. 4. Whether the license of the...
Form VIII Application For Temporary Registration Of Establishments Employing Contract Labour
[Rule 32(2)] 1. Name and location of the establishment. 2. Postal address of the establishment. 3. Full name and address of the Principal Employer (furnish fa...
Form IX Temporary Certificate Of Registration
[Rule 32(3)] No. Date of Expiry…. Date Government of India Office of the 19[Registering Officer] A Temporary Certificate of Registration containing the followi...
Form X Application For Temporary Licence
[Rule 32 (2)] 1 . Name and address of the contractor (including his father's name in case of individuals). 2. Date of birth and age (in case of individuals). ...
Form XI Office Of The Licensing Officer
Government of India [Rule 32(3)] License No ………………. Dated ....................... Fee paid Rs ………… Signature of the Licensing Officer Temporary License Expire...
Form XII Register Of Contractors
[Rule 74] 1. Name and address of the principal employer ……………….. 2. Name and address of the establishment …………………….. Sl. No. Name and address of contractor Nat...
Form XIII Register Of Workmen Employed By Contractor
[Rule 75] Name and address of contractor _________________________________ Name and address of establishment in/under which contract is carried on. _____...
Form XIV Employment Card
[Rule 76] Name and address of contractor__________________________________Name and address of establishment in/ under which contract is carried on _____________...
Form XV Service Certificate
[Rule 77] Name and address of_________________ _________________________ contractor Name and address of establishment of in/under which contract is carried ...
Form XVI Muster Roll
[Rule 78(1)(a)(i)] Name and address of contractor__________________________________ Name and address of establishment in /under which contract is carried on...
Form XVII Register Of Wages
[Rule 78(1)(a)(i)] Name and address of contractor _____________ Name and address of establishment in /under which contract is carried on ________________...
Form XVIII Form Register Of Wages - Cum- Muster Roll
[Rule 78 (1(a)(i)] Name and address of contractor ___________________________Name and address of establishment in/ under which contract is carried on ___...
Form XIX Wage Slip
[Rule 78(1(a)(i)] Name and address of contractor____________________________ Name and Father’s /Husband’s Name of the workman_______________________________...
Form XX Register Of Deductions For Damage Or Loss
[Rule 78(1)(B)] Name and address of contractor ___________________________________ Name and address of establishment in / under which contract is carried on...
Form XXI Register Of Fines
[Rule 78(1)(a)(ii)] Name and address of contractor_______________________________ Name and address of establishment in / under which contract is carried on ...
Form XXII Register Of Advances
[Rule 78(1)(a)(ii)] Name and address of contractor_______________________________ Name and address of establishment in / under which contract is carried on ...
Form XXIII Register Of Overtime
[Rule 78(1)(a)(iii)] Name and address of contractor_______________________________ Name and address of establishment in / under which contract is carried on ...
Form XXIV Return To Be Sent By The Contractor To The Licensing Officer
[Rule 82(1)] Half-Year-Ending _________________________ 1. Name and address of the contractor 2. Name and address of the establishment 3. Name and address of t...
Form XXV Annual Return of Principal Employer to be Sent to The Registering Officer
[Rule 82 (2)] Year ending 31st December, 19 ___________________ 1. Full name and address of the principal employer. 2. Name of establishment: (a) District (b) P...
Contract Labour (Regulation And Abolition) Central Rules, 1971: Construction And Maintenance Of Creches
1 Locations
A Creche should be located within 50 meters of every establishment where 20 or more women are ordinarily employed as contract labor. While the Creche should b...
2 Building
(i) The Creche building should be constructed of heat-resisting materials and should be rain-proof. (ii) While in towns it may be built of brick wall with ceme...
3 Accommodation
(i) Accommodation in the Creche should be on a scale of at least 20 sq. ft of floor area per child. (ii) There should be a shady open air playground suitably f...
4 Amenities
(i) Cool and wholesome drinking water should be available for the children and the staff of the Creche. Children below 2 years of age should be fed with at le...
5 Equipment
The Creche should have the following equipment at the rate of one for each child- (i) Cradles or cots. (ii) Beds or mattresses. (iii) Cotton sheets. (iv) Rubbe...
6 Staff
Every Creche should be in the charge of a woman with midwifery qualification or training as Creche attendant. Where the number of children exceeds ten, the Cr...
7 Working hours
The working hours of the Creches should correspond to the working hours of the mothers. It may have to work in two shifts if the women are employed in two or ...
8 Medical attention
(i) The Creche should have first-aid equipment kept in proper condition. (ii) Every child should be medically examined before admission. There should be medic...
9 Maintenance of records
The Creche should maintain the following records up-to-date:- (i) Records of Medical Examination of children, in Form "A" (ii) Attendance Register of children,...
10 Inspection of Creche
A Creche may be inspected at any time by an Inspector under the Act or any other officer authorized by the Central Government for the purpose. ...
Form A Form for Recording the Result of Medical Examination of Children Attending Creches
Date, Month and Year of Examination…………………… Sl. No.Name of ChildAge (date of birth, if available)Mother’s name and occupationWeight of child on the da...
Form B Form for Recording Particulars of Children attending the creches
Name of Establishment................................ Month and Year............. Sl. No. Date of admission Name of child with mother’s full name and occupatio...
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