Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
The responsibility for policy naturally lies with Government and must remain there. We anticipate that in future Ministers will be responsible for labour questions, and suggestions have been made to us that, in some provinces at least, there should be actual Ministers of Labour, whose primary or sole concern would be with labour. We do not feel competent to advise on the question of the strength of the ministry in any province or in the Central Government. This must depend on considerations outside our scope. But we believe that the subject will require much more attention than it has received in the past, and it is doubtful if Ministers will be able to devote adequate attention to labour if it be combined with finance or the administration of law and order in one portfolio. We suggest that, at least in the more important industrial provinces, labour should be mentioned in the designation of the Minister concerned. There is something in a name, and the fact that a Minister is designated as responsible for labour will encourage him to see and the public to expect that labour matters receive adequate attention from his Department.