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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q1. How will I get my FORM-V?

To get Form-V, your Principal Employer (From whom he has been issued Work Order) has to take Registration under Contract Labour (R & A) Act, 1970 from the Registering Authority. The process is available in this portal in the following links. https://wblc.gov.in → E-Services → Guideline for applying licence under Contract Labour (R & A) Act, 1970. Then Principal Employer will provide the Form-V(s) to all contractors.

Q2. While applying for Contractor License what is meant by FORM-V serial number?

After getting the Registration by Principal Employer from Registering Authority, system generated Form-V bearing unique serial number will be auto generated at the end of the Principal Employer against each and every contractor. This serial no. is required while applying for licence under CL (R&A) Act, 1970.

Q3. How to apply for new Contractor License?

The process is available in this portal in the following links. https://wblc.gov.in → E-Services → Guideline for applying licence under Contract Labour (R & A) Act, 1970.

Q4. How to change/increase/decrease Maximum number of Contract Labour ?

At first the Principal Employer has to apply for amendment of his registration for changing the maximum number of contract labour against any of his enlisted contractor. After getting approval of such amendment from the Registering Authority, the contractor has to apply for amendment of his Licence.

Q5. What is offline/manual registration number?

Offline/manual registration number means the Registration/Licence number which was issued manually by Registering/Licensing Authority before starting the registration/licensing process through online portal (https://wblc.gov.in).

Q6. What type of application is to be applied for Already Registered?

The Establishments which are already registered by Appropriate Authority in offline process under the Act, have to apply as Already Registered.

Q7. What is the validity of registration of Principal Employer?

There is no such expiry date of Registration stated in the Act/Rules.

Q8. When Contractor License is applicable?

As per CL (R&A) Act, 1970, if 10 or more contract labours are engaged in an establishment by the contractor, he requires to get licence under the said act.

Q9. What is Form-V while applying for Renewal?

The ‘Form-V’ which was issued during getting licence is also to be used during renewal.

Q10. In case of multiple establishments of a Principal Employer , how will you apply for Registration of Contract Labour?

Only one application for Registration under Contract Labour (R & A) Act, 1970 can be made from one ID. Hence, the Principal Employer has to create different ID to apply for Registration for multiple establishments.

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