Contract Labour Payment Management Portal
The ‘Contract Labour Payment Management System’ web portal is created for monitoring compliance of labour payment and other benefits to the contract workers under the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act. 1970. It is an integrated system for all subsidiaries of CIL. The in-house developed application will maintain a comprehensive database of all contract workers engaged by different contractors in CIL and all its subsidiaries. Central Mine Planning and Development Institute (CMPDI) the Ranchi based consultancy subsidiary of Coal India Limited shall maintain the portal.
The system has in-built mechanism to validate minimum wages paid, generate wage slips and employment card etc. of contract workers as required under the Act. The portal provides access to all contract workers, through a Workers Identification Number (WIN), to view their personal details and payment status. Contract workers can also register their grievance through this portal. The system extends facility to all citizens of the country to view a snapshot of contract works in CIL and subsidiaries, number of contract workers engaged, payment status, minimum wages paid etc. The Nodal Officer at different locations in the company will monitor the process and ensure compliance by all contractors. It has been planned to make payment to the contractors only after submitting a system generated declaration of compliance.
This will enhance proper monitoring of legal compliances under Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, especially the payment of correct wages to the contract workers and PF deductions and deposit and other statutory obligations.
Contract Labour Management System (CLMS) is one of the important systems in any enterprise. Contracting/Outsourcing is resorted to for non-perennial activities of NLC India Limited. The Contract Labour Management System (CLMS) module is comprehensive software, developed in house by NLC India Limited based on the directives of the Ministry of Coal, Government of India. The software modules are comprehensive and complete with all relevant details of Contracts, Contractors and contract workmen deployed by the Contractor employers for works in NLC India Limited.
Contract Labour Management System (CLMS) is a Web based System to have a better check and control over the contractors and the contract workmen under them. Using the CLMS, various units of NLC would be able to implement Security norms that help create a Safe & Secured work environment, ensure compliance of statutory provisions and a measure of openness and transparency with access to NLC officials, Contractors and Contract workmen and relevant stake holders, to know the status of bills, payments etc.,
The CLMS system is designed for digitizing the work environment to ensure speed, accuracy and smooth flow of information.
CLRA ACT 1970
CHAPTER 5 of the Act
Responsibility for payment of wages.- (1) A contractor shall be responsible for payment of wages to each worker employed by him as contract labour and such wages shall be paid before the expiry of such period as may be prescribed.
(2) Every principal employer shall nominate a representative duly authorized by him to be present at the time of disbursement of wages by the contractor and it shall be the duty of such representative to certify the amounts paid as wages in such manner as may be prescribed.
(3) It shall be the duty of the contractor to ensure the disbursement of wages in the presence of the authorized representative of the principal employer.
(4) In case the contractor fails to make payment of wages within the prescribed period or makes short payment, then the principal employer shall be liable to make payment of wages in full or the unpaid balance due, as the case may be, to the contract labour employed by the contractor and recover the amount so paid from the contractor either by deduction from any amount payable to the contractor under any contract or as a debt payable by the contractor.
29. Registers and other records to be maintained.- (1) Every principal employer and every contractor shall maintain such registers and records giving such particulars of contract labour employed, the nature of work performed by the contract labour, the rates of wages paid to the contract labour and such other particulars in such form as may be prescribed.
(2) Every principal employer and every contractor shall keep exhibited in such manner as may be prescribed within the premises of the establishment where the contract labour is employed, notices in the prescribed form containing particulars about the hours of work, nature of duty and such other information as may be prescribed.