Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
The gaps in the existing system are obvious and, in dealing with such subjects as workmen's compensation, trade disputes and statistics, we have already made recommendations designed to remedy the deficiencies. But an equally serious defect is the lack of co-ordination of labour activities within most Governments. What is urgently required is for the administration of labour subjects everywhere to be brought to a common point. At that point there should be expert advice and experience at the disposal of Government. The great majority of questions relating to labour administration can be best dealt with in each Government by a single office, and if this is suitably constituted, there will be a considerable saving in personnel, an efficient instrument for administration and a valuable adjunct for the evolution of policy. We recommend therefore that In every province, with the exception of Assam, there should be a Labour Commissioner. We except Assam because industrial labour here is unimportant apart from plantations, and for these we have recommended adequate provision in other ways. The Labour Commissioner should be a selected officer, and be should hold the appointment for a comparatively long period, preferably not less than five years.