Casual and Contract Labourers
Estimated number of contract labourers engaged by licenced contractors in central sphere all over India including the industrial sector in the last three years is as under which shows an upward trend:
|Year||No. of contract labour covered by such licences|
Under the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970, both Central and State Governments are the ‘Appropriate Government’. The Contract Labourers are engaged by an Establishment as per the terms of contract and requirement and no centralized data is maintained with respect to number of contract labour deployed in the country industry or sector-wise.
This information was given by Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri Kodikunnil Suresh in the Lok Sabhatoday in reply to a written question.