In this article, Shraddha Patidar of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad discusses the organisational setup of state government labour departments.


Labour law refers to the laws regulating employment. In India, there over 50 national laws and many more at the state level. As per Article 246(4) of the Constitution of India, both the Centre and the State can make laws on labour laws. Mostly the Parliament enact the laws relating to labour laws and the State government implement those laws through their administrative authority. Certain laws such as the Minimum Wages Act are applicable to establishments employing a single person. The constitutional status of labour jurisdiction has been explained in the following table.

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Union List
(Central Government)
Concurrent List
(Central as well as State Government)
Entry No. 55
Regulation of labour and safety in mines and oil fields
Entry No. 22
Trade unions, industrial and labour disputes
Entry No. 61
Industrial disputes concerning Union employees
Entry No. 23
Social security and insurance, employment and unemployment
Entry No. 65
Union agencies and institutions for “… vocational … training …”
Entry No. 24
Welfare of labour including conditions of work, provident funds, employers’ invalidity, and old-age pension and maternity benefits

Labour department ensures effective enforcement of various labour laws by which it facilities harmonious industrial relations. It protects and safeguards the interest of workers and it acts as an instrument for conciliation and conflict resolution between the labour and the management.

Functions of the Labour Department

  • To implement State labour laws and employment laws for ensuring basic statutory working conditions and labour standards.
  • To protect the interests of workers, both in organized and unorganized sectors and to maintain industrial peace and harmony.
  • To Ensure wages, safety, welfare, working hours, weekly & other holidays, leave etc. for workers.
  • To eliminate employment of all forms of child labour and rehabilitation of those released from work
  • To promote the welfare and social security of workers by the implementation of schemes.
  • To provide social security to the injured workmen and maternity benefit to the women workers
  • To provide for registration and Licensing of Establishments and collection of labour welfare fund.
  • To provide for registration of trade union and unorganized sector.

Services which the labour department should provide

  • Approval of Factory Building Plans under the Factories  Act, 1948.
  • Registration/Grant of Licence/Renewal/Amendment of the factory license under Factories  Act, 1948.
  • Registration/Amendment of Establishment of Employing contract workers under contract labour (R&A) Act, 1970.
  • Grant of Licence/Renewal/Amendment of contract labour license under the contract labour act (R&A) Act, 1970.
  • Registration/Amendment of Establishments employing migrant workmen under Inter State migrant workmen Act, 1979.
  • Grant of Licence/Renewal/Amendment of Establishments employing migrant workmen under Inter State migrant workmen Act, 1979.
  • Registration/Renewal/Amendment under the Motor Transport Workers’s Act 1961.
  • Renewal/Amendment under Trade Unions, 1926.
  • Inspection under various Labour laws.
  • Filing of annual return under various labour laws.
  • Self-certification scheme under various labour laws

Labour Department – State Wise Information

Labour Department Address Email id Contact no. Activites
Andhra Pradesh-Labour Department Paturi’s Pride,
Papaiah Street X Roads, Seetharampuram,
Vijayawada – 520 002,
Krishna District,
Andhra Pradesh
[email protected] 0866-2436313 Labour, Employment
Arunachal Pradesh-Department of Labour and Employment Directorate of Information and Public Relations
Polo Colony, Near Kidzee School.
[email protected]
[email protected]
0360-2244914 Labour, Employment
Assam-Labour & Employment Department Block –D, 3rd Floor,
Assam Secretariat
Dispur, Guwahati-6
[email protected] 03612237255 Labour, Employment
Bihar-Labour Department Sanyukt shram bhawan, Ramnagar, Bahadurpur, Darbhanga, Bihar 846001 076797 44614 Labour, Employment, training,Child labour abolition,Rehabilitation of child labour
Chattisgarh-Department of Labour Office of the Workers Chhattisgarh, Raipur (Chhattisgarh Government, Labor Department) Vol.-3, 2nd Floor, Indravati Bhawan, New Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [email protected]
+91 7354778899, +91 9893865006


Labour, Employment,

Labour welfare

Goa-Department of Labour Department Of Information & Technology
2nd Floor IT Hub, Altinho,
Panaji, Goa – 403001
[email protected] +918322221505  +918322221509 Labour, Employment, Child labour abolition, Bonded Labour Abolition
Gujarat-Labour & Employment Department Office of Director of Labour,
Block No. 11,12,14, 2nd Floor, Udoyg Bhavan,
Sector – 11. Gandhinagar – 382 017. Gujarat.
[email protected] +91-232-57500 Labour, Employment, Employment, and training
Haryana-Labour Department 30 Bays Building, Sector 17,
Chandigarh – 160 017
[email protected] 0172-2701373 Labour, Employment
Himachal Pradesh-Labour &

Employment Department

New Himrus Bhawan, Circular Road, Shimla-171001 [email protected] 0177-2625085 Labour, Employment,
Jammu & Kashmir-Department of Labour and Employment
441, 4th Floor, Civil Secretariat, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190005 [email protected]


Jammu – 0191-2546159, 2565824
Srinagar – 0194-2506213,2506333
Labour, Employment,
Jharkhand-Labour and Employment Ground Floor, Engineer’s Hostel – I, Near Golchakkar, Dhurwa, Ranchi, Jharkhand. [email protected] 0651-2401040 Labour, Employment, old age person, age welfare, training
Karnataka- Department of Labour “Karmika Bhavan”, Bannerughatta Road, Bangalore – 560 029. Karnataka. [email protected] 08026531252 Labour, Employment, labour welfare, Child Labour cell
Kerala-Labour Commissionerate District Labour Officer,Thozhil Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram [email protected], [email protected] 0471-2783939
Labour, Employment, Labour laws
Madhya Pradesh-Labour Welfare Board New Moti Bungalow, MG Road, Indore – 452007 [email protected] :(0731)2432822
Labour, Employment, Child labour, child labour prohibition
Maharashtra-Department of Labour Kamgar Bhavan, 4th floor, C-20, E Block,
Opp. Reserve Bank, BKC,
Bandra (E), Mumbai-51.
[email protected] 022 – 26573833 / 26573733 Employment, Self-employment
Manipur-Department of Labour

Department of Labour Government of Manipur

Imphal – 795001 Manipur



Labour, Employment
Meghalaya-Department of labour Labour Department, Government of Meghalaya,
Room No. 511,
5th Floor, Additional Secretariat Building,
[email protected] 0364-2505049
Labour, Employment
Mizoram-Labour, Employment & Industrial Training Department Tuikhuahtlang, Dr. C. Silvera building, Opp. A.I.R. Road
Aizawl – 796001, Mizoram.
[email protected] 0389 – 2311734 Labour, Employment, vocational guidance, labour laws
Nagaland-Labour & Employment Department Kohima, Nagaland 797004 [email protected] 0370-2270132/2270135 Labour, Employment
Orissa-Labour Directorate Shrama Bhawan, Kharavela Nagar, Near Gurudwar,
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
[email protected]


+91 674 2390624 Labour, Employment, child labour elimination, a special school for child labour
Punjab-Labour & Employment Department


SCO No. 47-48, 3rd floor, Sector – 17 E, Chandigarh
Punjab, India
[email protected]


+91-172-2702486 Labour, Employment

Rajasthan-Labour Department
Room no. 5225, Secretariat, Jaipur, Rajasthan [email protected] 0141-2227061


Labour, Employment, child labour, bonded labour, labour courts
Sikkim-Labour Department Middle Lingding, Gangtok, Sikkim [email protected] 03592-206318 Labour, Employment, labour laws
Tamil Nadu-Labour Department Government of Tamil Nadu
Secretariat, Fort St. George
Chennai – 600009
Tamil Nadu
[email protected] 25670472 Labour, Employment, training, labour courts, child labour, rehabilitation
Tripura-Directorate of Labour TBOCWW Board
Labour Directorate, 1st floor AMC building,
Jacksongate, Agartala
[email protected] 0381-2383261 Labour, Employment, labour laws
Uttarakand-Department of Labour Government of Uttarakhand
4, Subhash Road
Dehradun –
[email protected] 05946:282849 Labour, Employment
Uttar Pradesh-Labour Department


Baapu Bhawan 0522-2237165 [email protected] Labour, Employment, Child Labour alleviation
West Bengal-Labour Welfare Board P-3, CIT Scheme Vll-M,
Kolkata- 700 054
[email protected] 033-2320-4241/7624 Labour, Employment, Labour welfare, Labour laws
Andaman & Nicobar Office Of the Labour Commissioner
Supply Line, Port, Blair
[email protected] +91 (3192) 233138 Labour,



Labour welfare

Chandigarh-Labour Deptartment
Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh admr-chd AT +91 172 2740740 Labour, Employment
Dadar & Nagar Haveli-Labour Department


Labour Department
Opp. Mamlatdar Office,
Near Treasury office
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Pin :- 396230
[email protected] 0260-2642374 Labour, Employment
Labour and Employment Office, Diu The Collector & District Magistrate
Collectorate, Fort Road,
Diu (U.T.) – 362520.
[email protected] 02875-252444, 252111 Labour, Employment
Labour Department-Delhi D Block 5 Sham Nath Marg Delhi. [email protected] 23968706 Labour, Employment, child labour rehabilitation
Lakshadweep-Department Kavaratti, Lakshadweep, 682555 [email protected] +9495093537 Labour, Employment, Vocational guidance

Pondicherry-Labour Department
No. 1, Panni Thittu Main Road,
Moopanar Thottam,
Vambapet, Bahour Commune,
Puducherry-607 402
[email protected] +91-413-2355575


Labour, Employment

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