Labour Investigation Committee (1946)||
Mr. B. P. Adarkar worked as Secretary in addition to his duties as a Member of the Committee till the 1st May, 1944. After that Mr. P .N. Sharma Superintendent of the Committee was required to do the work of Secretary in addition to his duties as Superintendent. Mr. Teja Singh Sahni succeeded Mr. P. N. Sharma as Secretary to the Committee on 18th October, 1944. Mr. N. K. Bhojwani was appointed as Statistician to the Committee on 20th February 1944, and remained with the Committee in this capacity till the end of July, 1945.
For the purpose of conducting enquiries, a sufficiently large field staff consisting of Supervisors and Investigators, was appointed. Before the commencement of field work, all the Supervisors (with the exception of those working
under the Labour Commissioner, Bengal) where called to the Committee's headquarters at Simla and given detailed instructions on the technique and scope of the enquiries to be conducted by them, the manner in which they were to submit their data and the centres and units which they were to investigate. In addition, both Supervisors and Investigators were provided with written instructions regarding the use of questionnaires, sampling of concerns (where this could not be done in advance), filling of the wage forms, etc. In particular, they were asked not only to collect information on the spot but also to draw upon every other possible source of information. In doing so they were required to distribute copies of the questionnaires in the centres assigned to them not only amongst the sampled units but also amongst Employers' and Workers' Associations in the industry and such other associations and individuals as were likely to be interested in the subject. They were also asked to get into touch with the officials of Central and Provincial Governments connected with labour and obtain such facilities as might be necessary in connection with their work. As far as field work in Bengal was concerned, it was done by the staff of the Committee under the guidance and supervision of the Labour Commissioner, Bengal, and his subordinate officers, Members, however, paid visits to selected centres and units in Bengal to obtain first-hand knowledge of local labour conditions.