2. In the said Act, there appears to be no provision wherein the department cannot issue any show cause notice to the principal employer. However, it may be more better if it is clarified as to under which provisions of Act said Show Cause Notice has been issued and which short comings or defaults etc. of the contractors have been pointed out by the said department to the occupier of the firm.Kindly see section 20 of the said Act which provides for liability of principal employer in certain cases where contractor fails to provide some amenities to his workers.
you have to be more clear about show cause notice as it is relation to which area.
in some areas definitely labour dept can ask principle employer.
suppose contractor has not paid wages to his employees than labour dept can you
as being principle employer it is your responsibility.
Yes, the principal employer is responsible for all the activities of contract employees and if the contractor is not responding to the labour department queries they will send a show cause notice to the principal employer only on behalf of the contractor.