The Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act,1970
The system of employment of contract labour lends itself to various abuses. The general consensus of opinion was that the system should be abolished where ever possible and practicable and that incase where this system could not be abolished together, the working condition of contract labour should be regulated so as to ensure payment of wages and provision of essential amenities.
The Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act,1970 extends to the whole of India. It 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. It also applies to every Contractor who employs or who employed on any day of the preceding twelve months twenty or more workmen.
Under Section 6 & 11 of the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act,1970, Registration and grant of License is mantatory. All Contractors, firms/establishment should first obtain the Registering Certificate and thereafter obtain the License Certificate from the Assistant Labour Commissioner’s Office respectively under Rule 18 & 21 of the Nagaland Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Rules 2000.