The Parliament enacted the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 with the object of abolition of contract labour in respect of such categories as may be notified by the appropriate Government in the light of criteria laid down in the Act and also regulating the service conditions of contract labour where abolition is not possible. But this Act, now in force for over five decades has not been satisfactorily enforced and has resultantly led to enormous litigation all around.
This book covers a wide range of topics pertaining to industrial disputes and adjudication process. It is intended to meet the requirements of the officers of public and private sectors since it provides on the basis of judicial decisions permissible area of interference of principal employers in selection of contract labour and direction, supervision and control over the work done by them.
Moreover, since Contract Labour System is cost effective, its engagement has become a necessity in view of the aggressive competitive scenario. The principal employers have to take precautions for engaging contractors. All such possible precautions have been provided by the authors, while explaining the relevant provisions with support of case law.
The most accomplished work on the area of contract labour
Covers a wide range of topics pertaining to industrial disputes and adjudication process
Provisions explained with support of case law
First published in 2002 and now in its 11th Edition