Labour Department is one of the oldest and important
Departments of the Government of Rajasthan. The main responsibility of the Department
is to protect and safeguard the interests of workers in general and those who constitute
the poor, deprived and disadvantage sections of the society, in particular, with
due regard to creating a healthy work environment for higher production and productivity.
Government’s attention is also focused on promotion of welfare and providing social
security to the labour force both in organized and unorganized sectors, in tandem
with the process of liberalization and job creation. These objectives are sought to be achieved through
implementation of various labour laws, which regulate the terms and conditions of
service and employment of workers.
Harmonious industrial relations are a pre-requisite
for economic growth and in today's world of technological innovations and market
fluctuations; a re-alignment of the conventional objectives of the Labour Department
has become necessary. Now, the Labour Department would not only have to ensure the
implementation of labour laws but also create an enabling environment for enhancing
productivity, competitiveness and labour welfare which would result in boosting economic
development of the State, leading to greater opportunities for job creation. Towards
this end, prevention of industrial unrest would be one of the basic mandates of
the Labour Department. It would also fulfill its role of perfecting and effectuating
the techniques of mediation and conciliation of disputes, which might arise between
labour and management and resolve any differences between them.