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Government Of Assam Labour Welfare Commissionerate of Labour

Renewal Under ISMW Act

Check list of documents required

  • A duly filled up application in the prescribed form"IX" in triplicate for manual submission and shall be made not less than 30 days before expiry of the licenseSignature is required only for manual submission of application Form.
  • For renewal purpose the original license issued/granted in Form-VIII alongwith original copies of the Treasury Challans depositing the requisite amount of renewal fees in the specified Head of


An Act to regulate the employment of Inter-State Migrant workmen and to provide for their conditions of services and for matters connected therewith.

It applies :-
a. To every contractor who employs or who employed five or more Inter-State migrant workmen (whether or not in addition to other workmen) on any day of the preceding twelve months.

Renewal of License:- Every application for the renewal of license under Assam Rules-14 (1) shall be made in prescribed form IX and shall contain the particulars as may be prescribed.

Overall process flow for the Service


The process flow consists of five (5) steps viz-

The business entrepreneur (applicant) shall get ready according to the check lists.

Fill up Form ‘IX’in (triplicate for manual submission) according to the guidelines which is available in the Department Office/Website
Steps 3:- The filled up application completed in all respect and the prescribed fees deposited either through treasury challan in the specified head of account to the Govt. Treasury or through “e-Payment” along with the required documents are to be submitted to the ‘Facilator’ or the Registering authority.
Steps 4:- Submitted Form and documents are verified by the Registering officer and are officially processed.
Steps 5:-(a) If the application is found to be correct in all respect than the application is accepted and a Renewed Contract Labour License is issued to the applicant.
(b) If the application is found to be incomplete/incorrect, than the application is rejected with a reasoned reply to the applicant.

Eligibility Criteria:

Any entrepreneur/applicant having a valid license of a contractor issued in Form VIII can apply for renewal under the Act.

Guidelines for Filing up the form

  • The relevant information in Form ‘IX’ in (triplicate for manual submission) is to be filled up in Block Letters with Black Ink.
  • The application for Renewal of the license shall be made not less than 30 days before expiry of the license
  • The application for periodic renewal of the license should be accompanied by the original License issued in Form VIII.

Fee including the payment mode

Rule 12 (2) Fees- The fees to be paid for the grant of license under Section 7 is specified below:

If the number of migrant workmen recruited or employed by the contractor on any day……..

Table fee
(a)is 5 but does not exceed 2010.00
(b)exceeds 20 but does not exceed 5020.00
(c)exceeds 50 but does not exceed 10040.00
(d)exceeds 100 but does not exceed 20080.00
(e)exceeds 200 but does not exceed 400160.00
(f)exceeds 400200.00

Mode of Payment: Every application shall be accompanied by a copy of the original challan depositing the requisite fees in the specified head of account or through “e-Payment” when it is notified & functioning.
The Heads of Accounts under which the receipt relating to the fees for Renewal of Licensing shall be credited is “0230- Labour and Employment 101-Fees under the Inter State Migrant Workmen (R.E. & C.S.) Rules, 1981.

Important Timeline

  • After verification if the application is found to correct in all respect than the renewed labour license is to be issued within 15 days from the date of receipt of the applications.
  • If the applications is found to incorrect than rejection with reasoned reply to be issued within 15 days.

How to apply

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Whether the service is Offline or Online

The Local Labour Office according to the place of work where the contractor will execute.
Office of the Assistant Labour Commissioner/Office of the Labour Officer/ Office of the Labour Inspector.
In the case of any difficulty please contact-
Office of the Labour Commissioner, Assam,
Gopinath Nagar, Guwahati-78016.
Phone Number- 0361-2547406

Forms to be filled

Click for filling form Forms - ISMW Renewal Form IX

Service Outcome

Periodic Renewal of license of the contractor(s) under Rule 14 of the Inter State Migrant Workmen (R.E. & C.S.) Rules, 1981