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Ministry of Labour and Employment (India)

Ministry of Labour and Employment
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Republic of India
Headquarters Rafi Marg, New Delhi
Ministers responsible

The Ministry of Labour and Employment is India's federal ministry which is responsible to protect and safeguard the interest of workers in general and the poor, deprived and disadvantaged sections of the society.[1] The Ministry aims to create a healthy work environment for higher production and productivity and to develop and coordinate vocational skill training and employment.[1]

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Role and Working


The thrust areas of the ministry are:[2]

  • Labour Policy and legislation
  • Safety, health and welfare of labour
  • Social security of labour
  • Policy relating to special target groups such as women and child labour
  • Industrial relations and enforcement of labour laws in the Central sphere
  • Adjudication of industrial disputes through Central Government Industrial Tribunals cum Labour Courts and National Industrial Tribunals
  • Workers' Education
  • Labour and Employment Statistics

The results of recession [3] on employment in the eight selected sectors textiles including apparels, leather, metals, automobiles, gems & jewellery, transport, IT/BPO and handloom / powerloom were monitored starting from Oct-Dec 2008. The overall employment in the eight selected sectors covered in the quarterly surveys has increased by 10.66 lakh (0.16%). In IT/BPO sector the increase in the employment is maximum (6.9 lakh) during the year 2009-10.

  • Emigration of Labour for employment abroad
  • Employment services and vocational training
  • Administration of Central Labour & Employment Services
  • International co-operation in labour and employment matters


The attached and subordinate offices, autonomous organisations, adjudicating bodies and arbitration bodies are:[1]

Attached offices

  • Directorate General of Employment and Training
  • Office of Chief Labour Commissioner has the power to resticate any labour in charge of the country
  • Commissioner
  • Directorate General of Factory Advice Service Labour Institutes
  • Labour Bureau

Subordinate offices

  • Directorate General of Mines Safety
  • Welfare Commissioners

Autonomous organisations

Adjudicating body

  • Central Government Industrial Tribunals and Labour Courts

Arbitration Body

  • Central Labour Service

Labour Ministers of India

Cabinet Ministers

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

Ministers of State


  1. ^ a b c
  2. ^ Thrust Areas of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India

External links

  • Official Website of the Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • Official Ministry Press Releases
  • Organisation Chart of the Ministry of Labour and Employment
  • Ministry of Labour Annual Report for Year 2011-2012
  • International Labor Organisation, UN
  • Complete Acts of Ministry of Labour
  • Child Labour in India and Women Labour in India
  • Related Websites to Ministry of Labour
  • Official Labour Statistics
  • Official Indian Labour Archives
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