The Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970

Purpose & Object

The Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970 has been enacted to regulate the employment of contract labour and to bring them at par with directly employed labour with regard to the working conditions and other benefits and also to provide for abolition of contract labour in certain circumstances.


 Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970 extends to whole of India.

  •  Applicable to all industrial and commercial establishments

Registration / License


 Every establishment to which this Act applies shall get itself register with the  registering authority


 Every contractor / sub-contractor to whom this Act applies shall obtain a license  from the licensing authority and such contractor / sub-contractor shall undertake  or execute work through contract labour in accordance with terms of license  issued by the licensing officer.

Obligation of Payment

No person shall be engaged as an apprentice in a designated trade unless such person or, if he is a minor, his guardian has entered into a Contract of Apprenticeship with the employer;

 Contract of apprenticeship may contain all such terms & conditions as may be agreed between the parties consistent with the provisions of the Act.

Services We Offer

We are Contract Labour Consultants and at PCS, we provide following services in compliance to the provisions of Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970:
 Contract Labour Compliances
 Obtaining Registration of Principal Employer’s Establishment under the Contract Labour Act;
 Obtaining Labour License for Contractors / Sub-contractors from the licensing authority;
 Preparation & filing of returns with registering / licensing authority;
 Preparation & Maintenance of various Registers as provided under the Contract Labour Act like Register of   Contractors, Register of Workmen Employed by Contractor, Register of Wages, Register of Overtime, Register of   Deductions, Register of Advances, Register of Fines etc.;
 Assistance in preparation & maintenance of various records like Wage Slip, Muster Roll etc. as provided under the   Contract Labour Act;
 Assistance in ensuring compliance of the provisions of the Contract Labour Act related to disclosures, notices,   displays, deductions etc.;

Support In Contract Labour Compliances

 Providing day to day consultancy on various issues pertaining to Contract Labour;
 Representing company in case of rejection / refusal / suspension / revocation of Principal Employer’s   Registration / Labour License;
 Assistance in issuance of Service Certificates to workmen;
 Assistance at the time of inspection / search / enquiries conducted under the Contract Labour Act;
 Correspondence / Liaisoning with Labour Departments.

Legal Support

 Replying / Satisfying Show Cause Notices issued under the Contract Labour Act;
 Appearing before the concerned authorities on behalf of the Principal Employer / Contractors in show-cause /   adjudication proceedings;
 Defending Prosecution Proceedings against the Principal Employer / Contractors under the Contract Labour Act;
 Representing Principal Employer / Contractors before the Appellate Authority under the Contract Labour Act.