My Company is a construction company presently working in Madhya Pradesh. We have started our project on 31 March 2010. but we have applied for labour license on 23 Nov 2010 and receive the same on 24 Nov 2010.Since earlier we have not applied for labour license i have not maintained the register of Wages / muster roll from April to November 2010.Kindly let me know from which month i have to prepare the registers. Can i maintained these registers from the month of November 2010 onwards (Since we have recieved labour license on 24 Nov 2010).
From India, Mumbai

Dear Mr. Vineet
As you have applied for licence only on 23 Nov 2010, I presume that you might not get the Form V from client to apply.
You start maintaining the documents from the beginning. Make sure that the strength should not be more than 20 in any day. Accordingly you can prepare Wages Register, Muster Roll, OT Register, PF Records, and all the relevant documents. Please make sure that the bill payments are also maintained in same way. For Excavation works you can tell the payment is in higher side due to machinery.
All the best and happy documenting.
With warm regards
S. Bhaskar

From India, Kumbakonam

Please prepare for VI-A (Commencement of work) and keep a file copy for your future reference. With warm regards S. Bhaskar 9099024667
From India, Kumbakonam

Dear Member,
We are required to maintain relevant record & registers from the day one when we employ workers/employees as per requirement of the different applicable enactments.

From India, Delhi
As per my knowledge is concerned,
One should maintain all the registers/records right away from the inception of the project/work regardless of Labour License.
Dear All,
Guide me, if i goes wrong

From India, Hyderabad
V. Balaji


There are two Acts that will apply to you.

1. Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970

2. Building and Other Construction Workers (RE and CS) Act, 1996.

1. CLRA Act. - you had already obtained lincense; this means you have mentioned in form IV that your strength will be more than 20 on any working day (because for the strength less than 20, you need not take license). Now, you are required to maintain certain registers as specified in the Act. (Please refer the Act, I need not repeat the same here).

2. Secondly, you are also required to register yourself - whether you are principle employer or a contractor - under BOCW Act, 1996, if your strength of the workers is more than 10. There is a Form -I (am enclosing the format) which you need to fill and submit it with the government authority as per Section 7 of the Act. You are required to remit necessary fees as applicable as per the strength that you have shown in this FORM - I. Please check the Act.You are also required to inform commencement of your construction work in Form IV - after commencing the job.

Again, there are certain records need to be maintained in the Act.

Format of the registers need to be maintained as per both the above Acts are almost one and the same. In this case, you can write a letter to the appropriate government to seek permission to maintain 'Only one set of registers", so as to avoid duplication.

V. Balaji

From India, Madras
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Dear Mr. V.Balaji,
The enclosed form-I application for registration BOCW, please advise with fee on h to pay and how it will finalise, the dd will be in favour of whome.
Thanks for provide help, I am in Delhi construction project.

From India, Delhi

Dear Member,
Form VIA is notice of commencement/completion of contract work which is to be submitted to the Inspector of the area under the Contract Labour (R&A) Rules by the contractor.

From India, Delhi
V. Balaji


1. Fees:

As per section 27 of the Act, (BOCW Act), the fee structure is given under:

(a) upto 100 people - Rs.100

(b) exceeds 100 but does not exceed 500 - Rs.500

(c) Exceeds 500 - Rs.1000

2. DD favouring whom

This you need to verify with the local office. Since you are in Delhi, I give below the address of the office who is the apex body (Central Government) as far as this Act goes.

Director General (Inspection) / Dy. Chief Labour Commissioner (Central)

Ministry of Labour and Employment

Office of Chief Labour Commissioner (C)

Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg

New Delhi - 110 001

There are both State Government and Central Government in the respective states have jurisdiction over the Act. Please ask them

1) whether they are the governing authority as far as your establishment is concerned

2) Ask them in whose favour the DD has to be made (normally in other states, it is in favour of "Assistant Commissioner of Labour" payable in the city where you carry out your construction business.

Do it quickly, else the consequences are worse.

V. Balaji

From India, Madras
Registers and Musters to be maintained
1) ESIC Contribution Remittance Challan
2) PF Contribution Remittance Challan
3) Form XIII - Register of Workmen Employed by contractor
4) Form XIV - Employment Card
5) Form XV - Service Certificate
6) Form XVI - Muster Roll
7) Form XVII - Register of wages
8) Form XVIII - Register of wages CUM Muster Roll
9) Form XX - Register of Deductions
10) Form XXI - Register of Fines
11) Form XXII - Register of Advances
12) Form XXIII - Register of Overtime. Twice ( Basic + DA ) on Hourly rate. (If More than 8 hrs a day)
13) Form XIX - Wages Slip
14) Form XXIV - Half Yearly Returns
15) Copy of PF Coverage letter
16) Copy of ESIC Coverage Letter
17) PF / ESIC Numbers of Contract labours Employed
18) Copy of PF Annual Return for the year
19) Copy of ESIC Half yearly Returns
20) Copy of Licence for the year
21) Workmen compensation policy for the contract labour not covered under ESIC (Wages > 15000 / pm)

From India, Hyderabad
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