The license to contractor granted under the CLRA Act, 1970 has the following aspects :
(1)lt is based on the maximum number of contract labor likely to be employed by the contractor on the particular work on anyone day during the period of its validity mentioned in the license and not in respect of any particular persons to be engaged as contract labor. As such it is only number-specific in respect of the contract labor.
(2)It is work-specific in respect of the Principal Employer as well as the contractor.
(3)lt is time-specific or period - specific as far as the contract work is concerned.
However, not withstanding the additional sums required to be paid towards license fee and security deposit, the contractor may consider keeping a reserve pool of labor to substitute the absentees and such practice of caution would require taking license for slightly more than the maximum number of labor actually required on anyone day.
Even otherwise, it cannot be a violation under the Act as long as the the maximum number of contract labor employed on any day remains equal to the maximum number of labor mentioned in the license already granted.
23rd December 2018 From India, Salem