Labour Ministry

The Labour Department of Kerala

The Labour Department is aimed at providing decent working conditions and improved quality of life to the workers and at ensuring harmonious industrial relations. The department has played a vital role in ensuring social security to the people of Kerala. The most important functions of the labour department include maintaining peaceful atmosphere in the labour sector, ensure co-operation and healthy relation between employers and the employed, systematic implementation of about 30 labour enactments, enhancing social security coverage of workers through better policies and programmes. The department was formed on 26th January 1946 and functioning under ministry of Labour and Rehabilitation, Government of Kerala.