Dear Seniors,
I am new in HR field, when i faced interview I was asked "what means regulation and abolition in contract labour act 1970?" Another question is "if contractor will not renew license what will be fine to him?"
Please reply me as early as possible

From India, Silvassa

The act permits employers to engage "labour through contractors", normally done on "time rates" or these days also on "piece rates".

The act stipulates applicability of the act and the duties and obligations bestowed on the Principal Employers (who engage labour through copntractors) and on Contractors who undertake to provide labour to the Principal Employer!

The theme of the act is "Regulation" first and "Abolition" thereafter.

Regulation means observance by the parties all conditionalities assigned to each of the duties and responibilities.

Abolition is when there are complaints of non observances by any concerned party. Then the Appropriate Government may conduct investigation of the situation and in line with stipulations of Sec 10 of the act, seek advise from the "Advisory Board" and only then take a decision to either ABOLISH contract labour in a given industry/establishment OR in any given trade in a region.

Normal way is to make use of this act, follow it scrupulously! In such a case the question of "ABOLITION" will remain remote!

I trust the difference between Regulation and Abolition envisaged under the said act is now clear to you!



February 27, 2013


From India, Pune
Dear Rajuji,
In addition to the reply given above by samvedan ji, I advise you to follow following link.
I further advise that one should have his own study in the subject. Read a lot. Make own judgement in conflicting situation.

From India, Mumbai
I feel regulate indicates : service conditions of contract labour like minimum wages, rest hours, welfare etc., to protect them from exploitation.
Where as abolition indicates, prohibiting engagement of contract labour in such activities.
Requesting seniors to suggest further.

From India, Hyderabad
By the term Regulation the act provides specific terms & conditions of employment like. working hours for contract labours, welfare facilities, wages and benifits etc.
By the term Abolition there are provisions stipulated in the act where the state goverment in consulatation with state advisory board can abolish certain nature of jobs by notification in official gezzette.for detail you can refer section 10 of the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970.
Manvendra Singh

From Germany, Frankfurt

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