• The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976 provide for the abolition of bonded labour system with a view to preventing the economic and physical exploitation of the weaker sections of the people and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. On the commencement of this Act, any custom or tradition or any contract, agreement or other instrument (whether entered into or executed before or after the commencement of this Act), by virtue of which any person, or any member of the family
  • Beedi manufacturing on a commercial basis is about a century old, although beedi making for own consumption must have been practiced even earlier. Till today, the range of beedi manufacturing varies from individual, self-employed beedi workers (who operate and even market beedis locally) to the large branded beedi companies. A majority of the workforce is employed in the process of beedi rolling. It is this task which is subcontracted under different systems and undertaken at home. In the factor
  • Interstate Migrant Workmen Act 1979 protects the dignity of life and the interests of the workers whose services are requisitioned outside their native states in India. Whenever an employer faces shortage of skills among the locally available workers, the act creates provision to employ better skilled workers available outside the state. While employing the interstate workers, the principal employers shall pay equal or better wages to interstate migrant workmen performing similar nature of work by the local workmen or stipulated minimum wages under the MW Act, 1948 whichever is more.
  • The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 applies to every establishment in which twenty or more workmen are employed or were employed on any day of the preceding twelve months as contract labour and to every contractor who employees or who employed on any day of the preceding twelve months twenty or more workmen.
  • Workers in Organised Sector or formal sector in refers to those who are working in licensed organisations, that is, those organisations that are registered and paying sales tax, income tax, etc. These include the publicly traded companies, incorporated or formally registered entities, corporations, factories, shopping malls, hotels, and large businesses.
  • The unorganised sector consists of all unincorporated private enterprises owned by individuals or households engaged in the sale or production of goods and services operated on a proprietary or partnership basis and with less than ten total workers.
  • A construction worker is a tradesman, labourer, or professional employed in the physical construction of the built environment and its infrastructure. The Government of Madhya Pradesh run a number of welfare schemes for this section of Labourers through MP Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.

About Department

The Department of Labour seeks to facilitate harmonious industrial relations in the state through effective enforcement of various labour laws and to protect and safeguard the interests of workers. It is also committed to create healthy work environment for higher production and to develop and coordinate vocational skill development for enhancing employability. The Government’s attention is also focused on promoting the welfare and providing social security to the labour force of both organized and unorganized sectors. These objectives are sought to be achieved through enactment and implementation of various labour laws, which regulate the terms and conditions of service and employment of workers. In Industrial disputes, the Department is the instrument for conciliation and conflict resolution between the labour and management.