Objectives: Maintenance of Industrial
peace, ensuring wages, safety, welfare, working hours, weekly & other
holidays, leave, bonus and gratuity etc. for workers, Promotion of
welfare and social security of workers by implementation of schemes.
1. AP Transport Drivers Social Security Scheme
A.P. Transport Drivers social Security
Scheme launched on 01.05.2015 for providing Rs.5 lakh insurance coverage
to benefit 4.5 lakh drivers in unorganized sector in A.P. In 2015-16
457 claims settled and Rs.11 crore disbursed.
An unique scheme which is first of its kind
in the country in coverage of workers, benefit amount as well as State
2. a. Benifits
1. Rs.5 lakh accident death and disability
coverage, Rs.3,62,500/- partial disability coverage , Rs.30,000/-
natural death coverage, Rs.1,200/- per child per annum upto two children
2. Enrollment of workers in the months of June
and July, 2016 along with pulse survey, 2016 and Commencement of
insurance coverage from 15th August, 2016.
3. Distribution of colour laminated insurance
bonds in “Karmika Janmabhoomi” in August, 2016. For details visit web
site at www.chandrannabima.ap.gov.in
1. Labour Reforms
Amendment of Industrial Disputes Act,
1947 extending threshold of 100 workers to 300 workers for obtaining
prior permission of the Government for Lay-off, Retrenchment and
Increasing the threshold limit of 20
workers to 50 workers for application of the Contract Labour (Regulation
& Abolition) Act, 1970.
Increasing the threshold limits of 10
and 20 to 20 and 40 for applicability of Factories Act, 1948.
Amendments to AP Labour Welfare Fund
Act, 1987 –to enhance the annual contribution of Rs.2 to 30/- and the
employer contribution of Rs 5 to 70/-.
Introduced the Andhra Pradesh
Integrated Registration Act 2015.
2. 365 days exemption to all retails shops
Exemption granted to all retail shops from
opening and closing hours and holidays subject to certain conditions
towards ease of doing business
3. A.P. Building and other Construction Workers
12 welfare schemes implemented. 15.80
lakh building workers registered.
23,773 building & construction
Schemes of the building workers board
have been revised substantially.
Rs.1,070 crore collected towards cess
under Building Workers Act.
Rs.250 crore spent towards welfare
schemes benefiting 1.88 lakh building workers.
Annual target for collection of cess
for 2016-17 is Rs.250 crore.
• It is estimated to register 30
lakh additional building workers during 2016-17.
4. AP Labour Welfare Board (workers in Shops &
Establishments, Factories, Motor
Transport Undertakings etc. are covered):
No. of establishments covered:
1,01,601. 15 lakh workers covered. Under 11 welfare schemes Rs. 10.47
crore disbursed to 31,329 workers in last 5 years.
Online disbursement of benefits to
the beneficiaries bank accounts.
Welfare Fund Rs. 12.45 crore.
No. of additional establishments to
be covered: 50,000.
No. of additional workers to be
covered: 15 lakh.
Projected contributions to the Fund
in 2016-17: Rs.30 crore
5. Other Services:
Disposal of applications for wages,
gratuity, compensation etc..
Conducting secret ballot elections to
determine majority trade union.
Settlement of industrial disputes
Fixation, revision and ensuring
payment of Minimum Wages to the workers in 73 Scheduled Employments.
Registration of Trade Unions.
Certification of Standing Orders for
Industries. View Details in department website at www.labour.ap.gov.in
1. Online Registration of Establishments
Integrated online registration of
establishments for 3 years with single application under 7 Labour laws.
2. Online registration of Workers
15.80 lakh building workers registered
online. Enrollment of 4.25 lakh transport drivers in under State social
security scheme. Enrollment of 1.5 core unorganised workers in
Chandranna Bima Scheme.
3. Online inspection portal
Online randomized risk based inspection
system introduced towards ease of doing business and ease of compliance
of law by the establishments.
4. Combined annual online return under all labour
Facility to file combined annual return
under all labour laws by shops, factories, establishments etc. with
workers details in simple form.
5. Online disbursement of benefits
Online submission of application and settlement
of claims for benefits under welfare schemes of A.P. Labour Welfare
Board and A.P. Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Board.
6. Child Labour Tracking System
Online tracking of child labour rescued and
released by the Labour Department. (CLTS) http://apclts.cgg.gov.in
7. Key Performance Indicators
Online monitoring of performance of officers of
the department through 8 key performance Indicators.