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Application for grant of License for contractors under provision of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970

General Instructions

As per section 12 of the Contract Labour(R&A) Act, a contractor executing any contract work by engaging 20 or more contract labours has to obtain a license under the Act.

Based on the geographical location, and the application will be routed to the designated District Labour Officer. Prior to applying to this service, if the applicant has applied for PEAL, the first section of the License and Renewal of License for contractors under provisions of The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 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

Certificate by Principal Employer (Form V)


Registration of establishment employing contract labour under the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 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 of the Contractor Enter the name of the Contractor  of the establishment
2 Father’s Name Enter the name of the Father or Husband of the  Owner/Manager/ Supervisor of the establishment
3 Address of Contractor Enter the address of the Contractor. District and State can be selected from the dropdown list
4 Name of the Establishment  
5 Address of establishment Enter the address for the establishment at which the Contractor will be engaged
6 Details of Principal Employer Enter Name, Address, Registration No. of Establishment under CL (R&A) Act, 1970 and the date of such registration.
7 Nature of Process/Operation/ Work Enter details of Process/Operation/ Work of the establishment and for which the contractor will be engaged.
8 Estimated Value of Contract Enter the total value of the contract in ‘rupees’
9 Details of the Agent/Manager/ Contractor at work Enter Name and Address of the Agent/Manager/ Contractor responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of the labours engaged by the Contractor


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