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Casual and Contract Labourers : Estimated number of contract labourers in India

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Ministry of Labour & Employment

Casual and Contract Labourers 

Estimated number of contract labourers engaged by licenced contractors in central sphere all over India including the industrial sector in the last three years is as under which shows an upward trend:

Year No. of contract labour
covered by such licences
2009-10 13.73 lakhs
2010-11 14.89 lakhs
2011-12 18.44 lakhs

Under the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970, both Central and State Governments are the ‘Appropriate Government’.  The Contract Labourers are engaged by an Establishment as per the terms of contract and requirement and   no centralized data is maintained with respect to number of contract labour deployed in the country industry or sector-wise.

This information was given by Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri  Kodikunnil Suresh in the Lok  Sabha today in reply to a written question.

Source: PIB News

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