Job Chart (Work Allocation & Duties) of the Commissionerate of Labour, Govt.of Assam.
The Activities of the Commissionerate of Labour, Assam are carried out through the Head office at Guwahati and District, sub-divisional & block level offices located across the state. The state level activities are taken up by the Head Office, which also monitors the functioning of the District, sub-divisional & block level offices. The primary functions of the offices are same, i.e.
The Commissionerate of Labour is headed by Labour Commissioner at the H.O level. All the state level activities conducted by the Commissionerate of Labour are regulated by the Labour Commissioner. At the H.O, the department has several functional units, namely Industrial Relations, Law, Monitoring and Welfare, Administration, Accounts, Statistics, Enforcement, Litigation and Public relations.
The basic objective of the post of the Labour Commissioner as the head of the organization is to monitor the industrial relations in the State and to maintain a harmonious and peaceful industrial atmosphere through its quasi-judicial functions as a Conciliator. The Labour Commissioner is required to induce settlements between disputant parties leading to industrial and national growth.
The Labour Commissioner is also required to function as an administrator in monitoring the process of industrial peace keeping through subordinate offices and act as an Appellate Authority / Competent Authority / Specified Authority under different labour legislations such as :-
Besides, he is responsible for enforcement and monitoring of the implementation of the different labour laws of the State as the administrative head of the Department. The Labour Commissioner is made the Member Secretary of the Assam Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board formed under the provisions of the Act and is required to provide benefits to the workers engaged in construction works through multiple social welfare schemes adopted by the Board.
The Labour Commissioner in the Head office is assisted by an Additional Labour Commissioner, three(3) Deputy Labour Commissioner, one(1) Asst. Labour Commissioner (H.Q), one(1) Labour Welfare Officer and (1) Labour Inspector(Attached to the Commissionerate) in discharging his duties and responsibilities.
|Sl No.||Name of Post||Numbers|
|2||Addl. Labour Commissioner||1|
|3.||Deputy Labour Commissioner||3|
|4.||Asst. Labour Commissioner||1|
|5.||Labour Welfare Officer||1|
|6.||Labour Inspector (attached)||1|
The HO carries out a number of operations for the department. There are six functions which can be further divided into the specific activities that are taken up under these. These functions along with the activities are given below: -
i. Settlement of claims under industrial Disputes Act-
1. Hearing of applications under Sec. 29/34, 33-C(I), 25 T&U
2. Examination and reference/non-reference of Industrial Disputes
ii. Quasi-Judicial Functions-
1. Appellate Authority under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972
iii. Certification of Standing Orders-
1. Certification of Standing orders under Industrial Establishment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
iv. Compilation of revenue-
1. Compilation of fee receipts collected in the field offices.
v. Supervision and Monitoring of subordinate offices
vi. Committees and Boards
|S. N.||Name of Boards / Committees|
|1||State Minimum Wages Advisory Board for 40 No. of scheduled employments.|
|2||State Minimum Wages Advisory Board for 35 No. of scheduled employments.|
|3||State Minimum Wages Advisory Board for 23 No. of scheduled employments|
|4||State Minimum Wages Advisory Board for Loading & Unloading operation.|
|5||State Minimum Wages Advisory Board for Loading & Unloading of urea bags.|
|6||State Minimum Wages Advisory Board for Plantation workers.|
|7||State Minimum Wages Advisory Board for Small Tea Growers.|
|8||State Minimum Wages Advisory Board for Sales Promotion Establishments.|
|9||Minimum Wages Advisory Committee for 40 No. of scheduled employments.|
|10||Minimum Wages Advisory Committee for 35 No. of scheduled employments.|
|11||Minimum Wages Advisory Committee for 23 No. of scheduled employments.|
|12||Minimum Wages Advisory Committee for Loading & Unloading operation in the State.|
|13||Minimum Wages Advisory Committee for Sales Promotion Establishments in the State.|
|14||Advisory board on housing for plantation|
|15||Medical Adv. Board for plantation labour|
|16||State level Adv. Board on education for children of plantation workers|
|17||State Level Standing Committee for plantation workers|
|18||Tripartite Committee for implementation of Majithia Wage Board|
|20||State Advisory Contract Labour Board|
|21||State Level Monitoring Committee on Bonded & Child Labour|
|22||State Advisory Committee on BOCW (RE&CS) Act, 1996|
|23||Building & other construction workers welfare Board|
|24||The State Level Advisory Board on Child Labour|
|25||District Level Standing Committee|
|26||State Social Security Board|
There are seven (7) zonal offices which are headed by an Asst. Labour Commissioner. The inspections and the enforcements are carried out by the officers at the field level.. The entire system at the District, sub-divisional & block level offices office is supported by the office staffs, which takes care of the administration of the department.
|S. N.||Name of Post||Numbers|
|1.||Asst. Labour Commissioner||10|
|2.||Labour Officers (Independent)||20|
|3.||Labour Officers (attached)||7|
The District, sub-divisional & block level offices carries out a number of operations for the CoL. These operations can be broadly defined under three main categories. These three categories are then again divided further into the specific activities that are taken up under these. These categories along with the activities are given below:
i. Execution of Labour Laws
ii. Quasi-Judicial Activities: Settlement of claims under the following Acts -
iii. Settlement of Industrial disputes
The duties and functions of the Asst. Labour Commissioners in the respective Zonal /district headquarters comprises mainly :-
All Labour Inspectors are notified as the inspectors under all the Labour Legislations except the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. Moreover the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 does not provide for any inspector under the provisions of the Act.
As Inspectors they are required to —