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Registration of Establishment employing migrant workmen under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (RE&CS) Act,1979

General Instructions

Principal employer under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act, 1979:

i) In relation to any office or department of the Government or a local authority, the head of that office, department or authority or such other officer as the Government or the local authority, as the case may be, may specify in this behalf;

ii) In relation to a factory, the owner or occupier of the factory and where a person has been named as the manager of the factory under the Factories Act, 1948, the person so named;

iii) In relation to a mine, the owner or agent of the mine and where a person has been named as the manager of the mine, the person so named;

iv) In relation to any other establishment, any person is responsible for the supervision and control of the establishment.

As per provisions of Sec. 4 of the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 every principal employer of an establishment who employs 5 or more Inter-State Migrant Workmen on any day of the preceding 12 months has to apply for its registration to the concerned Registering Officer-cum-Dist. Labour Officer.

Based on the geographical location, and the application will be routed to the designated Labour Officer. Prior to applying to this service, if the applicant has applied for PEAL, the first section of the Registration or Renewal of Registration of an Establishment under the  Inter-State Migrant Workmen (RE&CS) Act, 1979 will get auto-populated from the PEAL form. Applicant who did not fill the PEAL form, will have to fill all the fields.

Fields marked with ‘*’ are mandatory and should be filled in before submitting the form on the single window portal. Leaving fields blank in the Form is not allowed. In case applicants wish not to enter data in a field, they can put “NA” if it is a text/description field or a “0”, if it is a numeric field. In case of errors, the form will show an error message. The applicant may correct the data and save the form again.

Some of the fields can accept multiple values. If the applicant wishes to furnish more than one item, he may use the “+” button to add more rows. Similarly, if he wishes to remove a row, he may use “x” button.

Applicants can attach documents in digital format as documentary evidences which the department will use for verification. Clicking on the choose button will let them select the document to be uploaded. Before submitting the document, they needs to ensure that all the information furnished by them is satisfactory and correct to the best of their knowledge and understanding. After checking that the information furnished in all the fields are in order, they can submit the application by clicking on the ‘Submit’ button.

After the form is successfully submitted, applicants can pay the required fees either online or offline. If they wish to pay offline, they may choose the ‘Over the Counter’ option on the Cyber Treasury payment gateway. A challan with the account details of the department will then be generated. The applicant will take the hard copy of the challan to the nearest branch of the bank selected and deposit the amount either by Cash, or by means of Demand Draft. Once the fee is processed by the bank, the bank will send a transaction ID via SMS, which then will have to be entered on the Cyber Treasury portal to complete the application process.

Upon payment the applicant will receive an SMS & Email notification with the application number from the single window portal. 

Checklist of Documents

1. Registration certificate under the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970

2. Scanned Copy of Signature of Applicant


Registration certificate of Establishment Inter State Migrant Workmen (RE&CS) Act, 1979 (License of Contractor Establishment) is provided within 15 working days from the date of submission of application. The department can however raise queries on the application within 7 working days of receipt of application.

Field Instructions
Sl#. Field Name Instructions
1 Name and Address of the Establishment Enter the Name and Address of the establishment employing contract labour. District and Block can be selected from the dropdown list.
2 Name and Address of the Principal Employer Enter the Name, Father’s Name and Address of the Principal Employer. District and Block can be selected from the dropdown list.
3 Nature of work carried out in the establishment Enter the nature of work carried out on the Principal Employer’s establishment
5 Maximum No. of Migrant Workmen to be employed on any day through on any day through the contractor Enter the maximum no. of migrant labour working in a day for all contractors
6 Estimated date of termination of employment of migrant workmen under the contractor Enter the estimated date of termination of contracts for all contractors employing migrant labours


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