Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
In the Government of India the bulk of the labour questions is dealt with by the. Department of Industries and Labour, which is the charge of a Member of the Governor General's Executive Council, and has as its administrative head a Secretary to Government. Here the organisation is similar to that in the provinces. The Department deals with a great variety of subjects, such as Posts and Telegraphs, Public Works, Civil Aviation, Patents and Copyright and Broadcasting. Questions relating to labour in docks, in transport by sea or inland water are primarily the concern of the Commerce Department and railway labour questions go to the Railway Department. The Department of Education, Health and Lands is responsible for the emigration of labour outside India and questions of health . In the Chief Inspector of Mines, the Department of Industries and Labour has a source of adequate advice on all subjects relating to mining labour, but it has no specialist to advise on such subjects as factories, workmen's compensation, trade unions, trade disputes, international labour matters and many other subjects that may arise. For guidance on many labour subjects, Government is dependent on the co-ordination of advice from the provinces, which is usually obtained in the manner described in the next chapter.