Labour Welfare Department

Last Updated on: July 30, 2022

Functions of Labour Welfare Department.

  • Enforcement of Labour Laws.
  • Ensuring Minimum Wages to the workers. ·
  • Settlement of industrial Disputes and Complaints.
  • Settlement of claim cases under Payment of Wages Act, Payment of Gratuity.
  • Registration of Shops & Commercial Establishments.
  • Ensuring Equal Remuneration to female workers. ,
  • Detect & Rescue child labour from all prohibited sectors.
  • Identification, Release & Rehabilitation of Child Labour (NCLPs).
  • Abolition of Bonded Labour System.
  • Welfare of the construction workers as well as providing of justice and social security to all sections of workers.
  • Welfare of unorganized workers. .

Objectives of Labour Welfare Department.

The main objectives are: -

  • To ensure welfare of labourers
  • To oversee increase in prosperity –
  • To create healthy and cordial industrial relations between the labourers and employers
  • To eradicate child labour and bonded labour from the State of Assam.
  • To enforce social security Acts including the Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996 & the Unorganised Workers Social Security Act, 2008.
  • To generate revenue for the state by receiving registration fee under different labour laws.

Labour Welfare Department is a regulatory department and has been enforcing the following Act and Rules.

  1. The Child and Adolescent (P&R) Act-1986.
  2. The Industrial Dispute Act -1947.
  3. The Assam Shops and Establishments Act,-1971.
  4. The Plantations Labour Act,-1951.
  5. The Employees Compensation Act,-1923.
  6. The Motor Transport Workers Act,-1961.
  7. The Trade Union Act,-1926.
  8. The Payment of Wages Act, 1936.
  9. The Industrial Employment (Standing Order) Act,1946.
  10.   The Minimum Wages Act, 1948.
  11. The Working Journalist and Other Newspaper Employees (C.S) and Miscellaneous Provision Act,-1955.
  12. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.
  13. The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
  14. The Beedi and Cigar Workers (C.E) Act, 1966.
  15. The Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970.
  16. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.
  17. The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.
  18. The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976.
  19. The Sales Promotion Employees Act, 1979.
  20. The Inter State Migrant Workmen (RE & CS) Act, 1979.
  21. The Cine Workers and Cinema Theatre Workers Act, 1981.
  22. The Labour Law (Exemption From Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by certain Establishment) Act,1988.
  23. The Unorganised Workers Social Security Act, 2008.
  24. The Building and other Construction Workers (RE & CS) Act, 1996.