Contract Labour Act,

Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970

The main objective of this act is to regulate the contract labour and abolish it in certain establishments and circumstances


Every industry or contractor where 20 or more workers are employed or were employed on any day of the preceding twelve months as contract labour.

A workman shall be deemed to be employed as “contract labour” in or in connection with the work of an establishment when he is hired in or in connection with such work by or through a contractor, with or without the knowledge of the principal employer.

Obtaining registration & license

  • Industry has to apply in form I for registration for the registration of the establishment.
  • Contractor has to apply in form IV to the licensing officer of the area in which the establishment, in relation to which he is the contractor, is located. For license form V is given by Principal employer to contractor.
  • For work of immediate nature Principal Employer / Contractor can apply for temporary registration / license which is valid up to 15 days only.

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