The Labour Department of U.P. is entrusted with the responsibility of enforcement
and administration of 33 labour laws and related rules.
To ensure effective and widespread enforcement of the labour laws and rules, there
are at present 17 regional officer's in the Labour Commissioner Organisation under
the supervision of Regional Additional/Deputy Labour Commissioners.
Assistant Labour Commissioners and Labour Enforcement Officers have been posted
in these regional offices. Labour Enforcement Officers are posted in regional head
quarters and also in district head quarters and also in some of Tehsil head quarters.
This is worth mentioning that posting of Labour Enforcement Officers at Tehsil head
quarters have been, as at present, possible only in few Tehsil head quarters and
these Labour Enforcement Officers are also entrusted with the responsibility of
enforcement of these labour laws at block levels also. With a view to effective
and widespread enforcement of prescribed minimum wages, the Government of U.P. has
in addition notified “Inspector” under the Minimum Wages Act all Tehsildars, Niab-Tehsildas,
Block Development Officers, Assistant Development Officers (Agriculture), Co-operative,
Panchayat in the geographical limits of their respective territorial jurisdictions.
This has been the experience that despite this arrangement there has been no significant
improvement in respect of effective enforcement of prescribed minimum wages. It
is therefore considered advisable that labour enforcement machinery be extended
upto block levels.
The State Government is fully committed to ensure the effective enforcement of prescribed
minimum wages and other service conditions in the best interests of workers in the
unorganized sectors. With a view to this, the Labour Commissioner, U.P. has fixed
targets of inspections under various labour laws. The targets have been so devised
as to ensure not only quantitative performance but also in addition qualitative
performance by way of fixation of targets in the nature of number of benefited workmen
and the amount of pecuniary benefits accruing to the workmen. Regional officer's
in distribute these targets amongst Labour Enforcement officers and progress is
reviewed periodically at the regional officers level and also at of Labour Commissioner,