Commissionerate of Labour

Department of Labour Welfare




The Commissionerate of Labour as established in the year, 1939 at Shillong. At the establishment stage, the Commissionerate was mane with the Labour Commissioner, One Head Clerk and two Lower Division Assistant only three Legislations, i.e. The Indian Trade Union Act, 1926. The Trade Dispute Act, 1929 and the Payment of Wages Act, 1936. During the period from 1948 to 1951 three more Legislations were added to the existing list for implementation and enforcement by the Labour Commissionerate. Simultaneously, the strength both in Officers rank and clerical category increased with the increase of work load. There were 21 officers against 20 clerical staffs at the relevant time. But after Independence and with the advent of Industrialization more and more Labour Legislations were enacted and the Labour Commissionerate was entrusted with the Herculean job for their enforcement. At present, this Labour Commissionerate is having altogether 129 nos. of officers and 359 nos. of staff members, comprising both Head Office and its field offices and it is to implement about 26 nos. of Labour Legislations. Besides Head Office this Directorate has got 58 nos. of District, Sub-Division & Block Level Offices spreading all over Assam.


» To ensure good relationship between employers and employees.

» To ensure welfare amenities to all sections of workers in organized and unorganized sectors through enforcement of various labour laws.

» To eradicate child labour from the State of Assam.

» To enforce social security Acts including the Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996 & the Unorganised Workers Social Security Act, 2008.


To promote conducive environment for enhancement of industrial relations and overall economic growth of the State.


The Department of Labour, Govt. of Assam works for achieving this vision by implementing 27 number of Welfare Acts and about equal No. of Rules framed there under, all of which aim at providing justice, social security, adequate working condition and equality of work to different sections of workers and includes prevention of child labour. The main purpose is to ameliorate the living conditions of the working mass through implementation of the welfare measures enshrined in the legislations and mitigation of level of confrontation between the employers and employees/workman by way of peaceful and meaningful negotiation which leads to mutual trust and improves the efficiency of the work force.