Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy will launch ‘Contract Labour Payment Management System’- a portal of Coal India Limited here on Wednesday. On the occasion, Shri Goyal will also felicitate employees of his Ministries, Public Sector Undertakings and organization/Statutory bodies for their path breaking work towards lighting up India in last two years. CMDs of all the PSUs, Head of the Statutory Body/organizations and senior officials from the Ministries of Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy will be attending the event.
The ‘Contract Labour Payment Management System’ web portal is created for monitoring compliance of labour payment and other benefits to the contract workers under the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act. 1970. It is an integrated system for all subsidiaries of CIL. The in-house developed application will maintain a comprehensive database of all contract workers engaged by different contractors in CIL and all its subsidiaries. Central Mine Planning and Development Institute (CMPDI) the Ranchi based consultancy subsidiary of Coal India Limited shall maintain the portal.
The system has in-built mechanism to validate minimum wages paid, generate wage slips and employment card etc. of contract workers as required under the Act. The portal provides access to all contract workers, through a Workers Identification Number (WIN), to view their personal details and payment status. Contract workers can also register their grievance through this portal. The system extends facility to all citizens of the country to view a snapshot of contract works in CIL and subsidiaries, number of contract workers engaged, payment status, minimum wages paid etc.
The Nodal Officer at different locations in the company will monitor the process and ensure compliance by all contractors.It has been planned to make payment to the contractors only after submitting a system generated declaration of compliance. This will enhance proper monitoring of legal compliances under Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, especially the payment of correct wages to the contract workers and PF deductions and deposit and other statutory obligations.