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Labour Law registers and forms modified for easier compliance

By Vivek S
March 02, 2017

Many of the registers and forms, which you need to maintain for compliance with Labour Laws, have been modified by the Ministry of Labour under the following legislations:

  • The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and  Conditions  of  Service) Act, 1996

  • The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970

  • The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976

  • The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979

  • The Mines Act, 1952

  • The Minimum Wages Act, 1948

  • The Payment of Wages Act, 1936

  • The Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of  Service) Act, 1976

  • The Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955

As per the Gazette of India notification dated 21 February 2017, the following forms and registers may be replaced with new forms:


Existing Forms/ Registers to be replaced

New forms introduced under  ‘Ease of Compliance’


Form XV (Register of Building Workers), Form XVI (Muster Roll), Form XVII (Register of Wages), Form XXII (Register of Overtime), Form XIX (Register of Deductions for Damage or Loss), Form XX (Register of Fines) and Form XXI (Register of Advances)


Forms A, B, C and D


Form XIII (Register of Workmen), Form XVI (Muster Roll), Form XVII (Register of Wages), Form XX (Register of Deduction for damage or loss), Form XVI (Register of Fines), Form XXII (Register of Advances) and Form XXIII (Register of Overtime)

The Equal Remuneration Act

Form D (Register to be maintained by the employer); this form contains the details of the workmen being employed.


Form B


The Inter-state Migrant Act

Form XIII (Register of Workmen), Form XVII (Muster Roll), Form XVIII (Register of Wages), Form XIX (Register of Deduction for damage or loss), Form XX (Register of Fines), Form XXI (Register of Advances), and Form XXII (Register of Overtime)


Forms A, B, C and D


The Mines Act

Form B (Register of Employees), Form C (Register of persons employed below ground during week commencing —), Form D (Register of persons employed above  ground in the week commencing ——), Form E (Register of persons employed above ground otherwise in open cast working, etc.), Form F (Register of compensatory offs), Form G (Register of Leave Account during the calendar year), Form H (Register of leave wages account during the calendar year) and Form I (Register of  Overtime Wages)

Forms A, B, D and E


The Minimum Wages Act


Form I (Register of Fines), Form II (Register of deductions for damage or loss caused to the employer, etc.), Form IV (Overtime register for workers), Form V (Muster Roll) and Form X (Register of Wages)Forms B, C and D


The Payment of Wages (Air Transport) Rules


Form II (Register of Fines), Form III (Register of Deductions for damage or loss, etc.), Form IV (Muster Roll), Form V (Register of Wages), Form IX (Register of advances made to employed persons) and Form X  (Register of loans, etc.)Forms B, C and D


The Payment of Wages (Mines) Rules


Form I (Register of Fines), Form II (Register of Deductions for damage or loss, etc.), Form III (Register of Wages), Form IV-A (Register of work done by piece workers for the week ending, etc.) and Form VI (Register of advances made to employed persons)Forms B and C


The Payment of Wages (Railways) Rules

Form I (Register of Fines), Form II (Register of Deductions for damage or loss, etc.) and Form V (Register of advances)Form C


The Sales Promotion Act


Form B (Register of Sales Promotion Employees), Form D (Register of Service Books for Sales Promotion Employees) and Form E (Leave Account)

Forms A and E


Working Journalists


Form D (Register of Employees), Form F (Leave Register) and Form G (Muster Roll)Forms A, E and D


You can maintain these registers in soft copy format without altering the integrity, serial number and contents of the columns.

The above modifications and amendments will be applicable wherever central government rules are applicable. However, in cases where state government rules apply, the existing format for forms and registers may be used until the respective state government amends it.


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