Contract Labour In India: 1826-1919
Workers from the major prop of industrial development in any country. The working class is not only a significant segment of the population and beneficiary of the fruits of development but is also the most important instrument for the achievement of national objective. These days the protection of the interest of this working class becomes a major issue of national policy. The employment of contract labour has been a matter of concern for the Government for more than 125 years. In the name of employment through contractors many employers have tried to evade their responsibilities towards a section of labour which is also connected with the production process and the overall development of the Industry as well as of the country. Contract labour has been regulated to some extent through Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act and Rules. Still it is an exploited section of the Indian working class. The present book is an outcome of the findings of major research project on the subject sponsored by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. The book will assist scholars and those dealing with labour problems to develop a balanced and objective view of what is happening in the field of labour. The book is expected to help of Government to redraft its policy regarding contract labour.
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