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Labour Commissionerate

The Labour Commissionerate of the state maintains industrial relations, enforces various labour laws and also administers social security schemes for the workers. The Labour Commissionerate administers the following Acts:

  1. The Trade Unions Act, 1926
  2. The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
  3. The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
  4. The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
  5. The Payment of Wages Act, 1936
  6. The Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970
  7. The Interstate Migrant Workmen’s (Regulation of Employement & Conditions of Service) Act, 1979
  8. The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
  9. The Beedi & Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966
  10. The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961
  11. The Plantation Labour Act, 1951
  12. The Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of Service) Act, 1976
  13. The Working Journalists & Other News paper Employees (Conditions of Service & Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1955
  14. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
  15. The Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986
  16. The Building & Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act, 1996
  17. The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965

Apart from these Central Acts, the Commissionerate also administers the West Bengal Payment of Subsistence Allowance Act, 1969, West Bengal House Rent Allowance Act, 1974, West Bengal Unorganised Sector Workers’ Welfare Act, 2007. The Beedi Workers’ Welfare Scheme, 2007 is also implemented by the Commissionerate.

Besides, the West Bengal Unorganised Sector Workers Welfare Board administers the State Assisted Scheme of Provident Fund for Unorganised Workers (SASPFUW), the West Bengal Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board administers the welfare and social security schemes for construction workers and the West Bengal State Social Security Board administers the welfare scheme for transport workers.

This Commissionerate also administers the West Bengal Shops & Establishments Act, 1963 which regulates the employment and working conditions of the employees working in shops and establishments all over West Bengal.

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