Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
In most provinces this officer, with a, small office staff, should be able to undertake responsibility for the administration of all labour subjects. The scope of these subjects may be varied by constitutional changes; but we can illustrate our purpose by saying that, in the existing allocation of provincial subjects, the same officer might be responsible for the administration of the Factories Act, the Trade Unions Act and the Workmen's Compensation Act in the principal industrial centres where there is insufficient work to justify a specialist officer for this purpose. He would also be responsible, with such additional staff as might be required, for the collection, collation and publication of all labour statistics and general intelligence. He should be empowered under the Factories Act and other Acts, if necessary, to enter all industrial establishments and should be generally accessible both to employers and labour. He should also act as a conciliation officer and undertake those duties to which we have referred in dealing with trade disputes. He will then be qualified and should be expected to act as the chief adviser of Government in all labour matters. He should have his permanent office in the chief industrial centre of the province.