Department of Labour

Shri Harshavardhan S.L

Labour Officer

Kodagu Sub-division, Madikeri.

Mobile No: 9844225230


The office of the Labour Officer in the came to existence in the year 1954. Diversified work activities being carried out effectively for the betterment of workers and development of industries.

Key objectives of the Department:

  • Implementation of 23 Labour Laws
  • To resolve industrial disputes.

The department is currently focusing on the welfare of the majority of unorganized workers and has implemented several social and economic welfare schemes for the holistic development of all classes of workers. For example, facilities available under welfare schemes implemented by the Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board private commercial motor vehicle accident relief plans implemented by the Unorganized Workers Social Security Board are the most acclaimed benefits. Many legal awareness programs are being conducted to provide information to employee & employees.


Sl.No Board Name Website address
1 Karnataka Building and other construction workers welfare board
2 Karnataka State unorganised workers social security board
3 Karnataka Labour welfare board

Labour Department Implimenting 23 Labour Acts

  • Karnataka shop and commercial establishment act, 1961.
  • The Beedi and cigar workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966.
  • The Child Labour and adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation ) Act, 1986.
  • The Contract Labour Regulation and Abolition Act 1970.
  • The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.
  • The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.
  • The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.
  • The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979.
  • Karnataka Industrial Establishments (National and Festival Holidays) Act, 1963.
  • The Karnataka Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1965
  • The Karnataka Payment of Subsistence Allowance Act, 1988.
  • The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.
  • The Minimum Wages Act, 1948.
  • The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961.
  • The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.
  • The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.
  • The Payment of Wages Act, 1936.
  • The Plantation Labour Act, 1951.
  • The Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions Of service) Act, 1976.
  • The Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955.
  • Trade Union Act 1926.
  • The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996.
  • Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Rules, 1998.

Sakala Services

SL NO Particulars Time Line For Approval
1 Registration of Principal employer under Contract Labour Act 10 Days
2 License to the contractor under the Contract Labour Act,1970 10 Days
3 Renewal of Licence to the contractor under the Contract Labour Act,1971 10 Days
4 Registration under the Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1961 1 Days
5 Renewal of Registration under Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Act,1961 10 Days
6 Registration of Establishment under the Building and Other Construction Workers(Regulation of employment and Conditions) Act,1996 10 Days
7 Registration of plantation under the Plantation Labour Act,1951 15 Days
8 Registration under the Trade Union Act,1926 30 Days
9 Registration under Motor Transport Workers Act,1961 15 Days
10 Registration Interstate Migrant Workman Act, 1979 15 Days
11 License under Interstate Migrant Workman Act,1979 15 Days
12 Licenses to Industrial premies under the Beedi and Cigar(Conditions of Employment) Workers Act,1966 15 Days
13 Registration with Karnataka Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board 45 Days
14 Medical Assistance(Karmika Arogya Bhagya) 30 Days
15 Marriage Assistance 60 Days
16 Assistance To Meet The Funeral Expenses And Ex Gratia 45 Days
17 Education Assistance 45 Days
18 Assistance For Major Ailments 30 Days
19 Assistance for Delivery 30 Days
20 Thayi Magu Sahaya Hastha 30 Days
21 Assistance for Death/ Disability due to Accident 45 Days

Minimum Wages Rate

  • Shops and Commercial establishments View
  • Urban and Local Bodies View
  • Plantation Workers View
  • Hotel Workers View

Consumer Price Index

Sl. No Details Link
1 Consumer Price Index Points 2021 View
2 Consumer Price Index Points 2022 View

Details of Senior Labour Inspectors

Sl. No Name Designation Phone no Photo
1 Shri. M M Yatnatti Senior Labour Inspector, Madikeri Circle, Madikeri 9448642111  
2 Shri. M M Yatnatti Senior Labour Inspector, Somawarpet Circle, Somawarpet. 9448642111  
3 Shri Nikhil Chandra P.M Senior Labour Inspector, Virajapet Circle, Virajapet 9964789587  

Progress Report

Sl. No Various Labour Laws Number of registered organizations
1 Registered Plantations Under The Plantation Labour Act 1951 514
2 Registered Organizations Under Building and Other Construction Labour Act 1996 47
3 Cess Collected Organizations Under Building and other Construction Workers Welfare cess Act 1996 40
4 Registered Shops 2431
5 Registered Commercial Establishments 912

Registerd Construction and Unorganized Workers

Sl No Name of Categories Number of Registered Workers
1 Registered Building and Other Construction Workers 8833
2 Registered Unorganised 11 Categories Workers 3483

Number of Beneficiaries of Various Facilities subsidized by Karnataka Building and Other Construction Labour Welfare Board in Kodagu District from 2013 to March 2022

Sl. No Schemes Number Of Beneficiaries Total amount
1 Education Assistance 2296 17967030
2 Maternity Benefit 03 65000
3 Medical Assistance 13 50022
4 Assistance For Major Ailments 15 605560
5 Assistance To Meet the Funeral Expenses And Ex Gratia 03 12000
6 Marriage assistance 171 8550000
7 Tayi Magu Sahaya Hastha 02 12000
8 Pension scheme 14 Monthly Rs.2000/

5000/- and 3000/- subsidy in case of Covid-19

Sl. No Benefit Details Number of Beneficiaries Subsidy amount
1 Covid-19 First Wave 1727 8635000
2 Covid-19 Second Wave 2914 8742000

Number of tools and Food kits distributed to Registered Building and other Construction Workers by the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board

Sl. No Details Number of Beneficiaries
1 Food Kit 6500
2 Bar Bending Kit 16
3 Painting Kit 75
4 Safety Kit 7500
5 Plumbing Kit 20
6 Carpenter Kit Kit 40
7 Booster Kit 2500
8 Electrician Kit 20
9 Mason Kit 320

Number of Beneficiaries benefitted by Karnataka State unorganised workers Social security Board

Sl. No Benefits Number of Beneficiaries Total amount
1 Covid-19 First phase relief fund to unorganised worker barber and washer man 601 3005000
2 Covid-19 2nd phase relief fund to 11 category unorganised worker 5410 10820000
3 Karnataka State Private Commercial Vehicle drivers accident benefit scheme 03 1500000
4 Karnataka State Private Commercial Vehicle drivers accidental death or Permanent disabled two children’s education Scholarship benefit 02 20000
5 Asha deepa Scheme to Private Companies. 14 (03 institutions) 396404


About 38 crore workers across India are involved in unorganized classes. At present, unorganized worker cantered data are not available. Under 379 unorganized workers categories and migrant workers can be registered under the e-Action Plan. The Ministry of Labour and Employment has developed an E-Shram portal to prepare national data of unorganized workers attached to the Aadhaar number. This includes details of workers’ names, occupations, addresses, qualifications, skills, type of family, bank account details etc. to extend the benefits of social security schemes to workers.

Advantages of registration

Data for social security and welfare schemes helps the government to formulate special policies and plans for unorganized workers.

  • The Prime Minister’s Protective Insurance Scheme (Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bhima Yojana)can be availed for a period of one year (Rs. 2 lakh in case of death or permanent disability and Rs. 1 lakh for partial disability).
  • To provide assistance to petition workers in situations such as a national disaster or an epidemic of Covid-19 Data can be used to provide assistance.

Registration Eligibility

    • Age between 16 to 59.
    • Should not be an income tax payer.
    • Should not be covered under ESI and PF

Required Documents

  • Aadhaar, Mobile number, bank account details attached to Aadhaar number.
  • The e-Shram portal for registration is
  • Registered in e-shram portal till 31/03/2022:- 34148.

District Child Labour Project Society (R)

Kodagu District, Madikeri: dclpsmadikeri[at]gmail[dot]com

The Karnataka State Government has released an action plan with five important objectives on 21-05-2001.


  • Implementation of the Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Control) Act, 1986 and Amendment 2016.
  • Preventing children under the age of 14 from working in hazardous or non-hazardous occupations for wages or living and preventing adolescent labours form working in hazardous occupations.
  • Taking measures to resettle and rehabilitate children who are rescued.
  • Provision of government-sponsored facilities to the families of child labour.
  • Raising awareness among the public on relationship cooperation to abolish child Labour practices.

The District Child Labour Planning Society has been set up in the district to implement the government-created plan, and the action Plan activities are being carried out under the Society. For the implementation of the action plan, there is requirement, of Tashildars’ of Revenue Department, Deputy Tashildar of Nadakacheri Offices for implementation of action plan, Inspectors, Functional Officers of the Panchayat Raj Department, Taluk Panchayat, Gram Panchayat Development Officers, Women and Child Development, Department Block Resource Coordinator, All Education Campaign Officers, Deputy Directors of Factories and Boilers Department, Senior Assistant Directors, Assistant Directors, Urban Development Commissioners of Urban Development Department, High Commissioners, Health Inspectors, Revenue Inspectors, Silk Department The cooperation of non-governmental organizations and public is required. Under this action plan some of the duties and responsibilities assigned to is departments are to prevent child labour parents and some departments are planning rehabilitation programs.

Under THE CHILD AND ADOLESCENT LABOUR (PROHIBITION and REGULATION) 1986 amendment Act random inspections are being conducted every month in cooperation with various departments and voluntary organizations in the district. In this case, 158 rescued children have been rehabilitated by Child Welfare Committee.


SCSP / TSP: Scheduled Tribal Utilization and Tribal Subsidy allocated under the Child Labour Rehabilitation Scheme for SC / ST. in the first preference the rescued and rehabilitated SC/ST children are supplied food grains, note books stationeries, uniform and other items in kit forms to their homes.

MSOP: In Karnataka the state government has bought “Memorandum of Standard Operating Procedures (MSOP) for District administration to declare a district as “Child and Adolescent Labour Free Zone-calfz”.

World Anti-Child Labour Day: The World Anti Child Labour -Day is celebrated every year on 12 June.


To organize workshops on Child Labour Act for District Level and Taluk Level Officers and Volunteers who have been appointed as Additional Candidates under the Child and adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Control) Act, 1986 and Amendment 2016.