Dr J C S kataky (Chief Scientist) 18 September 2012
darshana sawant (associate consultant) 20 September 2012
dear dr kataky,
In which state is your establishment working ? If it is in Maharashtra, the Security Guards act is applicable, wherein you have to engage the security guards from the Guardboard. In that case they levy the charges and are responsible for all the payments to the guards. Is your contractor having labour licence required to be taken under Contract Labour (Regulation ) Act ? If so, he is responsible for payment of gratuity to the guards upon their resignation or retirement, superannuation or death by accident or disease. In case he fails to pay, then the principal employer is liable,as per the provisions of Contract Labour (regulation and abolition ) act.