Compliance Performance

Report No.19 of 2018 - Compliance to statutory requirements in engagement of contract labour by Indian Railways Union Government

Date on which Report Tabled:
Tue 08 Jan, 2019
Date of sending the report to Government
Tue 31 Jul, 2018
Government Type
Union Department
Transport & Infrastructure


As the Principal Employer, Railways were to discharge certain obligations for ensuring compliance of statutory provisions contained in the CLRA, 1970, MWA, 1948, EPF & MPA, 1952 and ESIA, 1948 in its contracts. Audit noticed instances of inadequate compliance as well as non-compliance to such statutory provisions in the contracts, which led to short payment/non-payment of minimum wages, non-payment of weekly rest, non-deduction/contribution of EPF and ESI. The provisions regarding registration of the Principal Employer with the Labour Commissioner, intimation of commencement of work and submission of annual returns to the concerned Labour Commissioner by the Indian Railways as Principal Employer, was not followed. Deficiencies in maintenance of requisite and prescribed records were seen in a large number of cases.

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