Ministry of Labour and Employment
Agency overview
JurisdictionIndiaRepublic of India
HeadquartersRafi Marg, New Delhi
Annual budget7,700 crore (US$1.0 billion) (2018–19 est.)[1]
Ministers responsible
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

Functions

The thrust areas of the ministry are:[4]

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.

Organisation

The attached and subordinate offices, autonomous organisations, adjudicating bodies and arbitration bodies are:[2]

Attached offices

Subordinate offices

Autonomous organisations

Adjudicating body

Arbitration Body

Labour Ministers of India

No Name Portrait Term of office Party Prime Minister
1 Jagjivan Ram
15 August 1947 13 May 1952 4 years, 272 days Indian National Congress Jawaharlal Nehru
2 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
17 April 1957 10 April 1962 4 years, 359 days
5 Jai Sukh Lal Hathi
16 April 1962 15 November 1962 213 days
(4) Gulzarilal Nanda
1 September 1963 24 January 1964 145 days
6 Damodaram Sanjivayya
24 January 1964 24 January 1966 2 years, 0 days Jawaharlal Nehru
Lal Bahadur Shastri
(1) Jagjivan Ram
24 January 1966 13 March 1967 1 year, 48 days Indira Gandhi
(5) Jai Sukh Lal Hathi
13 March 1967 15 November 1969 2 years, 247 days
(1) Jagjivan Ram
15 November 1969 18 February 1970 95 days
(6) 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 Janata Party Morarji Desai
8 Fazlur Rahman 30 July 1979 14 January 1980 168 days Janata Party (Secular) Charan Singh
9 Janaki Ballabh Patnaik
16 January 1980 7 June 1980 143 days Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
10 N. D. Tiwari
19 October 1980 8 August 1981 293 days
11 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 P. A. Sangma
(MoS, Independent Charge)
20 September 1986 6 February 1988 1 year, 139 days
15 M. L. Fotedar 6 February 1988 14 February 1988 8 days
16 Jagdish Tytler
(Independent Charge)
14 February 1988 25 June 1988 132 days
17 Bindeshwari Dubey 25 June 1988 2 December 1989 1 year, 160 days
18 Ram Vilas Paswan
6 December 1989 10 November 1989 339 days Janata Dal V. P. Singh
19 Chandra Shekhar
10 November 1990 21 June 1991 223 days Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
20 K. Ramamurthy
(Independent Charge)
21 June 1991 30 July 1991 39 days Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
21 P. V. Narasimha Rao
30 July 1991 10 July 1992 346 days
(14) P. A. Sangma
(Independent Charge till 10 February 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
16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
24 Balwant Singh Ramoowalia
1 June 1996 29 June 1996 28 days Janata Dal H. D. Deve Gowda
25 M. Arunachalam
29 June 1996 21 April 1997 296 days Tamil Maanila Congress
26 I. K. Gujral
21 April 1997 1 May 1997 10 days Janata Dal I. K. Gujral
(25) M. Arunachalam
1 May 1997 9 June 1997 39 days Tamil Maanila Congress
27 M. P. Veerendra Kumar
(Independent Charge)
9 June 1997 19 March 1998 283 days Janata Dal
28 Satyanarayan Jatiya
19 March 1998 13 October 1999 1 year, 208 days Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(23) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
13 October 1999 22 November 1999 40 days
(28) Satyanarayan Jatiya
22 November 1999 1 September 2001 1 year, 283 days
29 Sharad Yadav
1 September 2001 1 July 2002 303 days Janata Dal (United)
30 Sahib Singh Verma
1 July 2002 22 May 2004 1 year, 326 days Bharatiya Janata Party
31 Sis Ram Ola
23 May 2004 27 November 2004 188 days Indian National Congress Manmohan Singh
32 Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao
27 November 2004 24 August 2006 1 year, 270 days Telangana Rashtra Samithi
33 Manmohan Singh
24 August 2006 24 October 2006 61 days Indian National Congress
34 Oscar Fernandes
(Independent Charge)
24 October 2006 3 March 2009 2 years, 130 days
35 G. K. Vasan
(Independent Charge)
3 March 2009 22 May 2009 80 days
36 Mallikarjun Kharge
28 May 2009 17 June 2013 4 years, 20 days
37 Sis Ram Ola
17 June 2013 15 Dec 2013 181 days
38 Oscar Fernandes
15 December 2013 26 May 2014 162 days
39 Narendra Singh Tomar
26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi
40 Bandaru Dattatreya
(Independent Charge)
9 November 2014 3 September 2017 2 years, 298 days
41 Santosh Gangwar
(Independent Charge)
3 September 2017 7 July 2021 3 years, 307 days
42 Bhupender Yadav
7 July 2021 Incumbent 97 days

Ministers of State

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Labour and Employment
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Years
Vishnudeo Sai
Bharatiya Janata Party 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days
Rameswar Teli 7 July 2021 Incumbent 97 days

See also

Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020

References

  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.