Labour In India – All Facts, Cons, Pros And Conclusion

Labour in India refers to employment in the economy of India. In 2012, there were around 487 million workers in India, the second largest after China.

Of these over 94 per cent work in unincorporated, unorganised enterprises ranging from pushcart vendors to home-based diamond and gem polishing operations.


Types Of Labour Laws In India?

India’s work laws experienced a noteworthy update in the Industrial Disputes Act of 1947. From that point forward, an extra 45 national laws grow or cross with the 1948 demonstration, and another 200 state laws control the connections between the labourer and the organization.


These Are Some Labour Laws Mostly Follows In India Are:

1. Child labour Law:

In India, Child labour is prohibited by the Constitution, article 24, in factories, mines and hazardous employment, and that under article 21 the state should provide free and compulsory education up to a child is aged 14. However, in practice, the laws are absolutely not enforced.


2. List Of Central Labour Laws Under Ministry Of Labour And Employment


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1. The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
2. The Payment of Wages Act, 1936
3. The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
4. The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
5 The Trade Unions Act, 1926
6. The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.
7. The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
8. The Weekly Holidays Act, 1942
9. The Factories Act, 1948
10. The Plantation Labour Act, 1951



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11. The Mines Act, 1952
12. The Building and Other Constructions Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of
Service) Act, 1996
13. The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961
14. The Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966
15. The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970.
16. The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976
17. The Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of Service) Act, 1976
18. The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act,
19. The Cine Workers and Cinema Theatre Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1981
20. The Dock Workers (Safety, Health and Welfare) Act, 1986
21. The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986
22. The Working Journalists and Other Newspapers Employees (Conditions of Service) and
Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955
23. The Working Journalists (Fixation of rates of Wages) Act, 1958
24. The Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923
25. The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
26. The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948
27. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
28. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
29. The Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008
30. The Building and Other Construction Workers Cess Act, 1996
31. The Mica Mines Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1946
32. The Cine Workers Welfare (Cess) Act, 1981
33. The Cine Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1981
34. The Limestone and Dolomite Mines Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1972
35. The Iron Ore Mines, Manganese Ore Mines and Chrome Ore Mines Labour Welfare (Cess)
Act, 1976
36. The Iron Ore Mines, Manganese Ore Mines and Chrome Ore Mines Labor Welfare Fund Act,
37. The Beedi Workers Welfare Cess Act, 1976
38. The Beedi Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1976
39. The Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by
Certain Establishments) Act, 1988
40. The Employment Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959,


Labour court in India?

The ID Act provides(Industrial Disputes Act, 1947) for the appointment of Conciliation Officers, Board of Conciliation, Courts of Inquiry, Labour Courts, Tribunals, and National Tribunals for settlement of disputes.


Labour Life In India:

An ongoing report from the ILO evaluates that over 77% of the dynamic workforce (not including the jobless) will be in helpless work by 2019.

The ILO report—titled ‘World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2018’ characterizes ‘defenseless business’ barely as the entirety of claim account specialists [self-utilized without paid representatives, as a rule, a one-individual enterprise] and contributing family labourers.



All in all, child work is a noteworthy issue on the planet. Numerous children have lost their adolescence(childhood) as a result of it. Lot’s of youngsters have harmed because of it. Numerous youngsters have moved toward becoming hoodlums(criminals) as a result of it.

Despite the fact that some people trust it ought not to be prohibited, an ever increasing number of individuals began to protest against it. With the improvement of human right, youngster work should be restricted in present-day society.


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