After the liberation of Goa there has been rapid growth in the Industries and other services. This led to more exploitation of labour, occurrences of strikes and lockouts and therefore attention was required towards enforcement of Labour Legislation. On account of high literacy and effective union movement, the industrial workers have become more conscious of their right. This Department was set up with the main objective of implementing and enforcement of various Labour Acts and Regulations. Besides, the Department also caters to the Medical treatment of the workers working under various Industries and private sector in the State through Employees State Insurance Scheme.
The Labour Department through Commissioner, Labour and Employment works as an enforcement machinery for proper implementation of all the Labour related Rules & Acts and better working conditions for the workers in the State thereby providing a conducive environment for Industrial growth in the State.
Functions and Duties
The Labour Department primarily works towards implementation and enforcement of various Labour Acts such as Shops and Establishment Act, Minimum Wages Act, Industrial Dispute Act, Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961, etc.
The Goa Daman & Diu Shops and Establishment Rules, 1975 has been amended to bring all banks and financial institutions under its coverage thereby increasing the revenue.
Under the Employees State Insurance Scheme, treatment is provided to Insured Person working under various Industries and other private sector workers as ESI Act, 1948. The expenditure under these schemes is borne by the State Government and Employees State Insurance Corporation in the ratio of 1:7.
Under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Department has brought all establishments in 20 Scheduled Employment under the purview of the Minimum Wages Act. The revision of Minimum Wages of all 20 schedule Employment are carried out in proportion to Consumer Price Index or two years, as given in the Act.
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