Effective Contract Labour Management


    Contract labour or labour outsourcing has become a necessity in today’s competitive environment. In order to remain competitive, efficient and cost effective, it has become imperative for an employer to restructure the organization, modernize the technology, reduce regular manpower and rely more and more on contract labour. In order to regulate the service conditions and ensure social security measures for contract labour, the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 and other central and state legislation and related rules have been made. The non-compliance of statutory obligations may lead to the conflicts between the employer and contract employee and in some cases matters may also go to the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India with serious business implications including the liability on the principal employer.

    As non-compliance of statutory obligations due to ignorance of law is no excuse, it becomes essential for all those who are involved in hiring and dealing with contract labour or labour outsourcing to have basic knowledge about relevant labour laws. They should also possess necessary skills to deal with legal and regulatory issues and avoid conflicts as well as unnecessary litigation in the greater interest of the organisations. They need to have clear understanding of the implications of court orders which are sometimes complicated and contradictory. As the knowledge of the legal issues in effective contract labour management may help in saving the organisations from unnecessary litigation and personal/institutional liability, it becomes imperative for managers/ officers/ contractors and the principal employers to have necessary knowledge and understanding of constitutional mandate, statutory obligations and the ramifications of judicial pronouncements so as to avoid legal risks and manage the contract labour in their organisations more effectively.


    The purpose of the course is to develop an understanding of legal and managerial issues in effective contract labour management. The programme is designed to:


    • Impart knowledge about legal issues in the formulation, execution and management of labour contract
    • Examine principles and practices relating to hiring of contract labour and remedies available in the event of a breach of labour contract
    • Understand the legal risks in non-compliance of statutory obligations
    • Apply, appreciate and understand the implications of judicial decisions of various courts
    • Develop an ability to handle more effectively the potential legal risks while managing contract labour in the organisation.

    • An overview of contract labour system and labour outsourcing in India;
    • Contract Labour and Constitutional imperatives;
    • Statutory Provisions: Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
    • Statutory Provisions: Laws on Wages, ESI, PF, Gratuity, Bonus, Employees Compensation, Industrial Disputes and laws relating to Factories and Buildings and Construction workers etc.
    • Practical issues in Regulatory Compliance Management and Employer-Employee relationship
    • Obligations and liabilities of Contractors and Principal Employers;
    • Registration of Principal Employer and Licensing of the Contractor;
    • Effects and Safeguards against Sham Contract;
    • Requirements of filling prescribed forms and submission of Reports and Returns;
    • Enforcement Issues: Role of Labour Enforcement Authorities, Labour Courts and Industrial Tribunals;
    • Judicial Trend: Implications of decisions of High Courts and Supreme Court of India;
    • Managerial Tips: Do’s and Don’ts for Managers
    • Checklist for Organisations/Principal Employers etc.

    Lectures, Case method, Business games, Exercises and Group/individual assignments.


    The programme will be beneficial to anyone who is involved in dealing with contract labour or labour outsourcing in their organisations in public and private sectors, PSUs, autonomous bodies, educational institutions and the NGO etc. The programme has been designed for Executives/ Officers-in-charge in Government and Industry as well as entrepreneurs and managers (HR/Personnel/Project/Factory/Plantation) and Labour Welfare Officers, Law Officers, Engineers, Contractors and Sub-Contractors dealing with Contract Labour.


    DR. DHARMENDRA S. SENGAR is the Chairman and Professor, Legal Management Area at IIM Lucknow since 1999. He has been the Director, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi; Vice Chancellor, MLS University, Udaipur; Joint Director, Academy of Administration, Nainital & the Member, Steering Committee of the Planning Commission of India.

    Having about 35 years’ experience in academics, administration and management at various prestigious organisations in India and abroad, Prof. Sengar was a Fulbright Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C. He also received prestigious Fulbright Alumni Award from US Department of States.

    Credit goes to Prof. Sengar for being the first Indian to be the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s Fellow at University of Calgary, Canada. He has visited/shared experiences at about 40 institutions in more than 10 countries including U.S.A., U.K., Canada, and Sweden and contributed about 100 publications/presentations in the form of books, papers/articles in journals of national and international repute.


    Residential: The programme fee for residential participant is @ Rs 45,000/- plus GST @ 18% or as applicable as per the Govt. of India guidelines. The fee includes the cost of boarding and lodging, tuition, course material, use of the Institute Library, Computer Center, and other infrastructural facilities, etc.

    Non-residential: The programme fee for non-residential participant is @ Rs 41,500/- plus GST @ 18% or as applicable as per the Govt. of India guidelines. The fee includes the cost of food during the course of the programme, tuition, course material, use of the Institute Library, Computer Center, etc

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Nominations received along with the programme fee up to 30 days before the programme date will be entitled to an early bird discount of 10%.

    GROUP DISCOUNT A group discount of 10% on programme fee is admissible provided an organization nominates, and attends a minimum 5 or more of its executives for the programme. Organizations sponsoring minimum 5 or more executives for the programme may avail both the discounts subject to a maximum discount of 20% provided the nominations along with the fee is received at our end 30 days before the programme date

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Venue: IIM Lucknow (Noida campus) Residential Fee (excluding GST) : Rs. 45,000/-
Last date to Apply : Oct 23, 2017 Residential Early Bird Fee (excluding GST) : Rs. 40,500/-
Start Date : Nov 06, 2017 Non-Residential Fee (excluding GST) : Rs. 41,500/-
End Date : Nov 08, 2017 Non-Residential Early Bird Fee : Rs. 37,350/-

Last date for Availing Early Bird Discount (10%) : Oct 05, 2017

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