Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India

Vision
Decent working conditions and improved quality of life of workers, ensuring India without child labor in hazardous sectors and enhancing employability through employment services and skill development on a sustainable basis.

Mission
Improving the working conditions and the quality of life of workers through laying down and implementing policies / programmes / schemes / projects for providing social security and welfare measures, regulating conditions of work, occupational health and safety of workers, eliminating child labour from hazardous occupations and processes, strengthening enforcement of labour laws and promoting skill development and employment services.

Organization Chart

V.Attached/Subordinate & Autonomous Bodies Attached Offices (DGE&T) (CLC(C)) (DGFASLI) (DGE&T) Directorate General of Employment & Training Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) Directorate General of Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes Directorate General. Labour Bureau Subordinate Offices (DGMS) (LWO) (CGITs-cumLCs) (BoA) Directorate General of Mines Safety Labour Welfare Organisation Central Government Industrial Tribunal-cum-Labour Courts Board of Arbitration Autonomous Bodies (EPFO) (ESIC) (CBWE) (VVGNLI) (NIMI) (NSC) Employees' Provident Fund Organisation Employees State Insurance Corporation Central Board For Workers' Education V. Giri National Labour Institute National Instructional Media Institute National Safety Council .

Deputy Secretaries and Directors .) Director/ Deputy Secretary (Adm.I) Under Secretary (Adm.I Section is Primarily Responsible for dealing with all Establishment/ administrative/ personnel/ service matters in respect of officers belonging to:All Group ‘A’ officers posted in this Ministry under Central Staffing Scheme • • • • • • • • Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) Official Language Service Cadres Staff Car Drivers. DGE&T. ORGANIZATIONAL CHART Joint Secretary (Admn. Being the Cadre unit in respect of these posts.I) Section Officer (Adm. Multi Tasking Staff Library Staff Other ex-cadre posts including personal staff of Minister of Labour & Employment.I) CADRE UNIT DoP&T is the cadre controlling authority in respect of the posts of CSS/ CSSS/ CSCS cadres. DGFASLI and DGLB in respect of officers/ officials belonging to these cadres. Adm. Under Secretaries. CLC(C ).Administration ADMIN I INTRODUCTION Adm. • Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Consisting of Assistants. Section Officers.I Section manages the Staff of Main Secretariat and participating offices viz.

The Direct recruitment in CSSS is being done in Steno Grade ‘D’ only through All India competition being conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). CSSS:. CSSS:.Since LDC and UDC of CSCS are Group ‘C’ posts.The appointing Authority in respect of CSS is President. CSCS:. Senior Principal Private Secretaries and Principal Staff Officers • Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) consisting of Lower Division Clerks and Upper Division Clerks RECRUITMENT CSS:-The direct recruitment in CSS is being done in Assistant Grade only through All India Competition being conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). Steno Grade ‘C’ is Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted) post and Private Secretary is Group ‘B’ (Gazetted). APPOINTING AUTHORITY:CSS:. As per the Department of Personnel & Training’s instructions the 85% of the total vacancies arise in the LDC Grade is being abolished and only 15% of the vacancies is being filled up through Departmental Competitive Exam for amongst MTS (Multi Tasking Staff). CSCS:-No direct recruitment is being done in CSCS.Steno Grade ‘D’ is Group ‘C’ post.Gazetted) post and Section Officer is Group ‘B’ (Gazetted) post. All other posts of CSS are Group ‘A’ (Gazetted). their Appointing Authority is the Head of Department.• Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) Consisting of Stenos Grade ‘D’. . Other Posts are filled up by promotion. Private Secretaries. Stenos Grade ‘C’. The Appointing Authority in respect of Group ‘A’/ ‘B’ posts of CSSS is President and in respect of Group ‘C’ posts of CSSS is the Head of Department. Other posts are filled up by promotion. Assistant is Group ‘B’ (Non. Principal Private Secretaries. Posts in UD Grade are being filled up by promotion of LDCs as per the provisions of CSCS Rules. All other posts of CSSS are Group ‘A’ (Gazetted).

procurement and distribution of Stationery.F Office Equipment and furniture(Purchase and Maintenance) Delhi Official Directory.II SECTION • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Medical Service Rules. Loans for purchases of conveyances. Passes for Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations. Telex/Telephones/EPABX-Maintenance and payment. All Advances Leave Travel Concession. Assistance to Government employees in relation to Contributory health Scheme. Sanctions pertaining to Air Travel and Payment of Air Travel Bills. Meetings of JCM etc Payment of Employees Insurance Amount Meetings relating to Office Council. TB seals etc Maintaining First Aid Box House-keeping and General sanitation of the building .G. Family Planning Scheme. Issue of ‘No Demand’ Certificate to Government Servants Transferred/retired All administrative matters relating to JCM like Arbitration.S Identity Cards and Token Cards. Reimbursement of medical expenses and C. Staff Cars and overtime bills of staff car drivers. Housing.H.ADMIN II WORK ALLOCATED TO ADM. Office and Residential accommodation. Advances/withdrawal from G. transport educational Facilities for children of employees etc. Organizing social and welfare activities by way of establishments of clubs and recreational centers for members of staff. Telephones and telephone bills. other consumables and Liveries Reimbursement of Children’s Education Allowance.Popularization amongst staff of the M/o L&E Collection for Armed Forces Day. Purchases. House Building Advance etc. Telephone/Mobile/Broadband.P. Tuition Fee.

BOA. fire safety and maintenance of building. etc in respect of maintenance of the Building Decoration and maintenance of indoor and outdoor plants Work relating of Hospitality To interact with other departments/agencies like Delhi Police. Coordination work of IES and ISS cadre posts in the Ministry of Labour & Employment. • • • ADMIN III Items of Work Handled by Admin III Section • Administrative matters relating to IES/ISS Officers and establishment matters (including framing of Recruitment Rules) in respect of Economic Officers. as and when required.II SECTION • • • • • • Opening and closing of rooms. Providing and maintenance of logistic support in the ministry viz. Work relating to compilation of Statistical Statements and other information pertaining to Scheduled Castes/Tribes and Other Backward Classes (OBCs). Maintenance of Service Books and sanctioning of leave of all Non-Gazetted staff including canteen employees working in the Main Secretariat of the Ministry of Labour & Employment. like providing logistic support at the venues outside the building for the Meetings/Workshops held at national/international level. Water Cooler. Local Area Network etc. Liaison with CPWD. Fire Department and CPWD in connection with security. respectively Upkeep and Booking of Committee Rooms for different meetings organized by divisions/sections within the ministry and other bodies under the administrative control of ministry Organize and manage other events like Retirement of employees Lending help to other divisions in case of any exigency. Water Ro System. AC. photocopier. Investigators (Grade II) and Canteen employees working in the Main Secretariat of the Ministry of Labour & Employment. computer. NDMC.WORK ALLOCATED TO ADM. Quarterly report regarding welfare measures for Minorities Recruitment in respect of • • • • • . All matters pertaining to the Board of Arbitration (JCM) including framing of Recruitment Rules in respect of Chairman.

2 crore. it would be difficult to totally eliminate child labour and hence. It recommended that a multiple policy approach was required in dealing with the problems of working children. Circulation of orders. Child Labour About Child Labour The problem of child labour continues to pose a challenge before the nation. C & D. considering the magnitude and extent of the problem and that it is essentially a socio-economic problem inextricably linked to poverty and illiteracy. According to the Census 2001 figures there are 1. the only alternative left was to ban child labour in hazardous areas and to regulate and ameliorate the conditions of work in other areas.75 lakh. it requires concerted efforts from all sections of the society to make a dent in the problem. the number of working children is estimated at 90.26 crore working children in the age group of 5-14 as compared to the total child population of 25. However. 18 occupations and 65 processes. Work relating to compilation of Statistical Statements and other information pertaining to Physically Handicapped employees. as per survey conducted by National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) in 2004-05. • • • Maintenance of Record Room of the Main Secretariat of the Ministry of Labour & Employment. It observed that as long as poverty continued. Way back in 1979.e. The Committee examined the problem in detail and made some far-reaching recommendations. The Committee felt that in the circumstances.Group B. It shows that the efforts of the Government have borne the desired fruits. Government has been taking various pro-active measures to tackle this problem. Government formed the first committee called Gurupadswamy Committee to study the issue of child labour and to suggest measures to tackle it. notifications and other material issued by DOP&T and Ministry of Finance. However. There are approximately 12 lakhs children working in the hazardous occupations/processes which are covered under the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act i. . any attempt to abolish it through legal recourse would not be a practical proposition.

The Policy seeks to adopt a gradual & sequential approach with a focus on rehabilitation of children working in hazardous occupations & processes in the first instance. The Act prohibits employment of children in certain specified hazardous occupations and processes and regulates the working conditions in others. The Action Plan outlined in the Policy for tackling this problem is as follows: • Legislative Action Plan for strict enforcement of Child Labour Act and other labour laws to ensure that children are not employed in hazardous employments. Under the Scheme. In consonance with the above approach.Based on the recommendations of Gurupadaswamy Committee. It also entails further identification of additional occupations and processes. Most of these schools are run by the NGOs in the district. these children are provided formal/nonformal education along with vocational training. a National Policy on Child Labour was formulated in 1987. • Project Based Plan of Action envisages starting of projects in areas of high concentration of child labour. the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme was launched in 9 districts of high child labour endemicity in the country. • Focusing of General Developmental Programmes for Benefiting Child Labour .150 per month. in 1988. . supplementary nutrition and regular health check ups so as to prepare them to join regular mainstream schools. the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act was enacted in 1986. the action plan emphasizes the need to cover these children and their families also under various poverty alleviation and employment generation schemes of the Government. Pursuant to this. The list of hazardous occupations and processes is progressively being expanded on the recommendation of Child Labour Technical Advisory Committee constituted under the Act. and that the working conditions of children working in non-hazardous areas are regulated in accordance with the provisions of the Child Labour Act.As poverty is the root cause of child labour. which are detrimental to the health and safety of the children. The Scheme envisages running of special schools for child labour withdrawn from work. a stipend of Rs. funds are given to the District Collectors for running special schools for child labour. In the special schools.

Government has been laying a lot of emphasis on the rehabilitation of these children and on improving the economic conditions of their families. State Governments. That the health and strength of workers. men and women. and the tender age of children are not abused and that citizens are not forced by economic necessity to enter avocations unsuited to their age or strength 21A Right to Education 24 Prohibition of Employment of Children’s in Factories 39 The state shall in Particular direct its policy towards securing . may determine. have been conducting regular inspections and raids to detect cases of violations. No child below the age fourteen years shall be employed in work in any factory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment. Since poverty is the root cause of this problem. which are the appropriate implementing authorities. by law. Provisions Constitutional Provisions Article Title Description The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of 6 to 14 years in such manner as the State. and enforcement alone cannot help solve it.Government has accordingly been taking proactive steps to tackle this problem through strict enforcement of legislative provisions along with simultaneous rehabilitative measures.

1986 “child” means a person who has not completed his 14th year of age.Legislative Provisions Under Legislative Provisions Child Labour ( Prohibition & Regulation ) Act was enacted in 1986.000 or both. • • • Under the Act. Central Government is the appropriate authority for enforcement of Child Labour (P&R) Act in respect of establishments under the control of Central Government or a railway administration or a major port or a mine or oil field and in all other cases. The Act regulates the condition of employment in all occupations and processes not prohibited under the Act (Part III). a Technical Advisory Committee is constituted to advice for inclusion of further occupations & processes in the Schedule. Any person who employs any child in contravention of the provisions of section 3 of the Act is liable for punishment with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three months but which may extend to one year or with fine which shall not be less than Rs 10. Directions of Supreme Court Main features of the directions of Supreme Court in their Judgment as on 10th December 1996 . Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act. (Section 14).000 but which may extend to Rs 20. The Act prohibits employment of children in 18 occupations and 65 processes contained in Part A & B of the Schedule to the Act (Section 3). the State Government. • • The Central and the State Governments enforce the provisions of the Act in their respective spheres. 1986 • • As per the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act.

12.000/25. Employment to one adult member of the family of the child so withdrawn from work and it that is not possible a contribution of Rs.12. The main features of judgment are as under: • • • • Survey for identification of working children.07.000 deposited in the welfare fund as long as the child is actually sent to the schools.per child to be paid by the offending employers of children to a welfare fund to be established for this purpose.1999.On 10th December 1996 in Writ Petition (Civil) No.000/.20.to the welfare fund to be made by the State Government. 04. Withdrawal of children working in hazardous industry and ensuring their education in appropriate institutions.465/1986 on MC Mehta verses state of Tamil Nadu the Supreme Court of India.2001 and 04-12-2003 to the Hon’ble Court on the basis of the information received from the State/UT Governments. • The implementation of the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court is being monitored by the Ministry of Labour and compliance of the directions have been reported in the form of Affidavits on 05. • Regulating hours of work for children working in non-hazardous occupations so that their working hours do not exceed six hours per day and education for at least two hours is ensured. 21. The entire expenditure on education is to be borne by the concerned employer. Enforcement Figures on Child Labour Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 Inspections 351279 355629 295572 213544 Violations 9979 2709 1719 2219 Prosecutions 12705 11149 11033 8854 617 742 Convictions 1312 1226 .20. Contribution @ Rs.2000.12. • Financial assistance to the families of the children so withdrawn to be paid -out of the interest earnings on the corpus of Rs.97.000/.5. 04. gave certain directions on the issue of elimination of child labour.

Uttar Pradesh. Funded jointly by the Government of India and U. The MOU that expired on 31. . The project sought to retain children mainstreamed from transitional to formal education by improving their access to quality schooling. Its immediate objectives are: • • • Enhancement of the capability of ILO constituents and NGOs to design. India was the first country to join it in 1992 when it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ILO. Tamil Nadu. the project encouraged savings and development of more lucrative livelihoods. For parents. Maharashtra. advocacy. implement and evaluate programmes for child labour. withdrew them from hazardous work and provided them with transitional schooling. and Creation of awareness and social mobilization for securing elimination of child labour ILO-assisted programmes relevant to child labour INDUS. To identify interventions at community and national levels which could serve as models for replication. it identified children working in the target districts. Department of Labor (USDOL). the project which concluded in 2008 covered 21 districts in five states (Madhya Pradesh.S. 1991. In addition.12. The long-term objective of IPEC is to contribute to the effective abolition of child labour. Launched in February 2004.1996 has thereafter been extended from time to time and has recently been extended till 31st December. Adolescents who were withdrawn from hazardous work were provided with vocational training and alternatives for income generation. and social support to prevent relapse. pre-vocational education.2011 Total 39963 1255987 1258 17884 3904 47645 366 4263 International Programs IPEC The International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour is a global programme launched by the International Labour Organization in December. 2006. the project included a monitoring and tracking system. and Delhi). and operated in close collaboration with the NCLP and SSA.

Delhi. income generation through skills training and self-employment promotion. Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. The project has also assisted the State Government develop its state Plan of Action for the elimination of child labour and to set up and finance a State Resource Centre. Its urban model has already been replicated by the State Government. The project is undertaking policy-oriented research. Karnataka State-Based Project. It is also pursuing the improvement of working conditions and child labour-free production (for example in silk) in local industries. The Project has been completed on 31st March 2009. The project generated considerable interest in non-project areas prompting INDUS to promote replication of its successful strategies beyond the project areas. .000 children. INDUS INDUS (INDO-US CHILD LABOUR PROJECT) The Indus Project is jointly funded by the Ministry of Labour. including the NCLP Societies are being capacitated to combat child labour. Maharashtra. this project works in Chamarajnagar and Bidar Districts and has components on awareness-raising and education.K. An estimated 103. Department for International Development (DfID). Community child labour monitoring is being established. district and local institutions. Madhya Pradesh. United States of America (USDOL) and is implemented in ten hazardous sectors in 21 districts across five states viz. particularly on child labour in the agriculture sector.152 child and adolescent workers withdrawn and rehabilitated against set target of 80. employers’ and workers’ organizations and civil society to address child labour. Grass root and block level institutions. Andhra Pradesh State-Based Project : Funded by the U. Government of India and the Department of Labour. the project was launched in 2000 with the aim of using innovative models involving State agencies. the project partners provide modular-based vocational training. state. It is also promoting the Self-Help Group approach for participatory development and selfsustaining social change. In the August 2008 review of the project. As an alternative to child labour and to provide skills to adolescents.and capacity-building of national. Funded by the Italian Government. DfID has agreed to continue funding until March 2009 when state government funding for the Plan of Action will kick in.

Jalna. Strengthening public education of child workers (to be implemented through the Department of Education. Aurangabad. Allahabad. LIST OF DISTRICTS COVERED UNDER INDUS PROJECT State MADHYA PRADESH MAHARASHTRA UTTAR PRADESH 5 5 5 Number of Districts Districts Damoh. Social mobilization. Gondia and Mumbai Suburban Moradabad . Kanpur Nagar. Satna and Katni Amravati. Withdrawing children in the age group 8-14 from hazardous occupations and providing them meaningful transitional education. Sagar. Aligarh and Ferozabad Kanchipuram. Nammakkal and TAMIL NADU DELHI Total 5 1 21 . Tiruvallur. Making provision for systematic Vocational education/training of adolescents. Jabalpur. Capacity building of National/ State and Local Institutions Raising interest towards Action against Hazardous Child Labour in other States. Virudhunagar NCT Delhi Thiruvannamallai.The major components of the project would include: • • • • • • • • • Identifying children working in hazardous occupations by means of a detailed survey. MHRD) Monitoring/Tracking. Providing viable income generating alternatives for families of children withdrawn from work.