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The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970

The Act applies to

  1. every establishment in which twenty of more workmen are employed or were employed on any day of the preceding twelve months as contract labour
  2. every contractor who employs or who employed on any day of the preceding twelve months twenty or more workmen

It shall not apply to establishments in which work only of an intermittent or casual nature is performed
Work performed in an establishment shall not be deemed to be of an intermittent nature
If it was performed for more than one hundred and twenty days in the preceding twelve months or
If it was of a seasonal character and is performed for more than sixty days in a year

As per Section 7 of the Act, the principal employer should apply for registration of his establishment with the Registering Officer (Deputy Labour Commissioner, Puducherry), in the prescribed Form I along with the prescribed fee.
The Certificate of Registration shall be in Form II.


The fees to be paid for grant of a certificate of registration under Section 7 shall be as specified below, namely:-
If the number of workmen proposed to be employed on contract on any day-

Number of Workers Amount (in Rupees)
Number of Workers is 20 60.00
exceeds 20 but does not exceed 50 150.00
exceeds 50 but does not exceed 100 300.00
exceeds 100 but does not exceed 200 600.00
exceeds 200 but does not exceed 400 1200.00
exceeds 400 1500.00

The Deputy Labour Commissioner, Labour Officers and the Assistant Inspectors of Labour have been declared as inspectors under this act.

Licensing Officer
The Labour Officers has been declared as Licensing Officer under this act.

Registering Officers
The Deputy Labour Commissioner has been declared as Registering Officer under this act

Appellate Authority
The Commissioner of Labour has been declared as Appellate Authority under this act.

Time Limit
The time limit for obtaining licence is 30 Days (Clear Working Days)

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