Ministry of Labour and Employment (India)

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Ministry of Labour and Employment
Emblem of India.svg
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersRafi Marg, New Delhi
Annual budget7,700 crore (US$960 million) (2018–19 est.)[1]
Ministers responsible
Agency executive
  • Sunil Barthwal IAS
Websitelabour.gov.in

The Ministry of Labour & Employment is one of the oldest and most important Ministries of the Government of India. This is an India's federal ministry which is responsible to protect and safeguard the interest of workers in general and their social security.[2] The Ministry aims to create a healthy work environment for higher production and productivity and to develop and coordinate vocational skill training and employment.[2] However, Skill Development responsibilities, such as Industrial Training and Apprenticeship responsibilities were transferred to the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship from 9 November 2014.[3] The Ministry launched the National Career Service portal on 20 July 2015 to help bridge the gap between job providers and job seekers.

Role and Working[edit]

Functions[edit]

The thrust areas of the ministry are:[4]

  • Labour Policy and legislation
  • Safety, health and welfare of labour
  • Social security of labour
  • Policy relating to special target groups such as women and child labour
  • Industrial relations and enforcement of labour laws in the Central sphere
  • Adjudication of industrial disputes through Central Government Industrial Tribunals cum Labour Courts and National Industrial Tribunals
  • Workers' Education
  • Labour and Employment Statistics

The results of recession [5] on employment in the eight selected sectors textiles including apparels, leather, metals, automobiles, gems & jewellery, transport, IT/BPO and handloom / powerloom were monitored starting from Oct–Dec 2008. The overall employment in the eight selected sectors covered in the quarterly surveys has increased by 10.66 lakh (0.16%). In IT/BPO sector the increase in the employment is maximum (6.9 lakh) during the year 2009–10.

  • Emigration of Labour for employment abroad
  • Employment services and vocational training
  • Administration of Central Labour & Employment Services
  • International co-operation in labour and employment matters

Organisation[edit]

[2]

Attached offices[edit]

  • Directorate General of Employment [6]
  • Office of Chief Labour Commissioner

Subordinate offices[edit]

  • Directorate General of Mines Safety
  • Welfare Commission

Statutory Bodies[edit]

Autonomous bodies[edit]

  • Central Government Industrial Tribunals and Labour Courts
  • Central Labour Institute

Labour Ministers of India[edit]

No Portrait Name Term of office Prime Minister Party
1 Jagjivan Ram stamp (cropped).jpg Jagjivan Ram 15 August 1947 13 May 1952 4 years, 272 days Jawaharlal Nehru Indian National Congress
2 VV Giri 1974 stamp of India (cropped).jpg V. V. Giri 13 May 1952 7 September 1954 2 years, 117 days
3 Khandubhai Kasanji Desai 10 September 1954 16 April 1957 2 years, 221 days
4 Gulzarilal Nanda 1.jpg Gulzarilal Nanda 17 April 1957 10 April 1962 4 years, 359 days
5 Jaisukh lal Hathi.png Jai Sukh Lal Hathi 16 April 1962 15 November 1962 213 days
(4) Gulzarilal Nanda 1.jpg Gulzarilal Nanda 1 September 1963 24 January 1964 145 days
6 Damodaram Sanjivayya 2008 stamp of India.jpg Damodaram Sanjivayya 24 January 1964 24 January 1966 2 years, 0 days Jawaharlal Nehru
Lal Bahadur Shastri
(1) Jagjivan Ram stamp (cropped).jpg Jagjivan Ram 24 January 1966 13 March 1967 1 year, 48 days Indira Gandhi
(5) Jaisukh lal Hathi.png Jai Sukh Lal Hathi 13 March 1967 15 November 1969 2 years, 247 days
(1) Jagjivan Ram stamp (cropped).jpg Jagjivan Ram 15 November 1969 18 February 1970 95 days
(6) Damodaram Sanjivayya 2008 stamp of India.jpg Damodaram Sanjivayya 18 February 1970 18 March 1971 1 year, 28 days
7 Ravindra Varma 26 March 1977 28 July 1979 2 years, 124 days Morarji Desai Janata Party
8 Fazlur Rahman 30 July 1979 14 January 1980 168 days Charan Singh Janata Party (Secular)
9 J B Pattnaik, Governor of Assam.jpg Janaki Ballabh Patnaik 16 January 1980 7 June 1980 143 days Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
10 Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari.jpg N. D. Tiwari 19 October 1980 8 August 1981 293 days
11 Bhagwat Jha Azad.jpg Bhagwat Jha Azad
(Independent Charge)
15 January 1982 2 September 1982 230 days
12 Veerendra Patil 2 September 1982 31 December 1984 2 years, 120 days Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
13 T. Anjaiah
(Independent Charge)
31 December 1984 20 January 1986 1 year, 20 days Rajiv Gandhi
14 The former Lok Sabha Speaker Shri P.A. Sangma met the Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on January 18, 2004 (cropped).png P. A. Sangma
(Independent Charge)
20 September 1986 6 February 1988 1 year, 139 days
15 Makhan Lal Fotedar 6 February 1988 14 February 1988 8 days
16 Jagdish Tytler in Mumbai on January 6, 2005.jpg Jagdish Tytler
(Independent Charge)
14 February 1988 25 June 1988 132 days
17 B.dubey(3).jpg Bindeshwari Dubey 25 June 1988 2 December 1989 1 year, 160 days
18 Ram Vilas Paswan 11 (cropped).jpg Ram Vilas Paswan 6 December 1989 10 November 1989 339 days V. P. Singh Janata Dal
19 Chandra Shekhar Singh.jpg Chandra Shekhar 10 November 1990 21 June 1991 223 days Chandra Shekhar Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
20 Vazhappady K. Ramamurthy
(Independent Charge)
21 June 1991 30 July 1991 39 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
21 Visit of Narasimha Rao, Indian Minister for Foreign Affairs, to the CEC (cropped)(2).jpg P. V. Narasimha Rao 30 July 1991 10 July 1992 346 days
(14) The former Lok Sabha Speaker Shri P.A. Sangma met the Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on January 18, 2004 (cropped).png P. A. Sangma
(Independent Charge till 10-Feb-1995)
10 July 1992 15 September 1995 3 years, 67 days
22 G. Venkatswamy 15 September 1995 16 May 1996 244 days
23 Atal Bihari Vajpayee tribute image (cropped).jpg Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
24 Balwant Singh Ramoowalia.jpg Balwant Singh Ramoowalia 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 28 days H. D. Deve Gowda Janata Dal
25 M.Arunachalam.jpg M. Arunachalam 29 June 1996 21 April 1997 296 days Tamil Maanila Congress
26 Inder Kumar Gujral 017.jpg I. K. Gujral 21 April 1997 1 May 1997 10 days I. K. Gujral Janata Dal
(25) M.Arunachalam.jpg M. Arunachalam 1 May 1997 9 June 1997 39 days Tamil Maanila Congress
27 M. P. Veerendra Kumar DS.jpg M. P. Veerendra Kumar
(Independent Charge)
9 June 1997 19 March 1998 283 days Janata Dal
28 Satyanarayan Jatiya (cropped).jpg Satyanarayan Jatiya 19 March 1998 13 October 1999 1 year, 208 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
(23) Atal Bihari Vajpayee tribute image (cropped).jpg Atal Bihari Vajpayee 13 October 1999 22 November 1999 40 days
(28) Satyanarayan Jatiya (cropped).jpg Satyanarayan Jatiya 22 November 1999 1 September 2001 1 year, 283 days
29 Sharadyadavjdu.jpg Sharad Yadav 1 September 2001 1 July 2002 303 days Janata Dal (United)
30 The Union Labour Minister Dr. Sahib Singh chairing the 165th Meeting of the CBT, Employees Provident Fund in New Delhi on December 3, 2003 (Wednesday) (cropped).jpg Sahib Singh Verma 1 July 2002 22 May 2004 1 year, 326 days Bharatiya Janata Party
31 Shri Sis Ram Ola in his office after taking over the charge as the Union Minister of Labour & Employment in New Delhi on May 24, 2004.jpg Sis Ram Ola 23 May 2004 27 November 2004 188 days Manmohan Singh Indian National Congress
32 Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao.png K. Chandrashekar Rao 27 November 2004 24 August 2006 1 year, 270 days Telangana Rashtra Samithi
33 Manmohan Singh in 2009.jpg Manmohan Singh 24 August 2006 24 October 2006 61 days Indian National Congress
34 The Union Minister for Labour and Employment, Shri Oscar Fernandes addressing at the Annual Economic Editor Conference-2007, in New Delhi on November 13, 2007.jpg Oscar Fernandes
(Independent Charge)
24 October 2006 3 March 2009 2 years, 130 days
35 GKVasan.jpg G. K. Vasan
(Independent Charge)
3 March 2009 22 May 2009 80 days
36 MallikarjunKharge.jpg Mallikarjun Kharge 28 May 2009 17 June 2013 4 years, 20 days
37 Shri Sis Ram Ola in his office after taking over the charge as the Union Minister of Labour & Employment in New Delhi on May 24, 2004.jpg Sis Ram Ola 17 June 2013 15 Dec 2013 181 days
38 The Union Minister for Labour and Employment, Shri Oscar Fernandes addressing at the Annual Economic Editor Conference-2007, in New Delhi on November 13, 2007.jpg Oscar Fernandes 15 December 2013 26 May 2014 162 days
39 Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation and Urban Development (cropped).jpg Narendra Singh Tomar 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
40 Bandaru Dattatreya.jpg Bandaru Dattatreya
(Independent Charge)
9 November 2014 3 September 2017 2 years, 298 days
41 Santosh Kumar Gangwar oath as Minister.jpg Santosh Gangwar
(Independent Charge)
3 September 2017 7 July 2021 3 years, 307 days
42 Bhupender Yadav.jpg Bhupender Yadav 7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 31 days

Ministers of State[edit]

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Years
Vishnudeo Sai The Minister of State for Mines, Steel and Labour & Employment, Shri Vishnu Deo Sai addressing the SIMA conference, in New Delhi on August 01, 2014.jpg Bharatiya Janata Party 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days
Rameswar Teli 7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 31 days

See also[edit]

Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). www.indiabudget.gov.in. 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Ministry of Labour and Employment Annual Report for Year 2011–2012" (PDF). Ministry of Labour and Employment. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  3. ^ "National Skill Development Mission". www.pmindia.gov.in.
  4. ^ "Thrust Areas of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India".
  5. ^ "Press release SIXTH QUARTERLY SURVEY REPORT ON EFFECT OF ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN ON EMPLOYMENT IN INDIA (JANUARY TO MARCH 2010)".
  6. ^ "Directorate General of Employment (DGE) | Ministry of Labour & Employment". Labour.nic.in. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.

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