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Interstate Migrant Workmen

Interstate Migrant Workmen Act

Interstate Migrant Workmen Act

The Interstate Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 (IMWA) is a law enacted by the Indian Parliament to regulate the employment and conditions of service of interstate migrant workmen. The act applies to all establishments that employ 5 or more interstate migrant workmen.

The objectives of the IMWA are

  • Protect the rights and interests of interstate migrant workmen
  • Regulate the employment and conditions of service of interstate migrant workmen
  • Prevent exploitation of interstate migrant workmen
  • Promote the welfare of interstate migrant workmen

The IMWA requires all establishments that employ interstate migrant workmen to register with the appropriate authorities. The registration process is relatively simple and can be completed online.

The IMWA is an important law that protects the rights and interests of interstate migrant workmen. Employers who employ interstate migrant workmen are required to comply with the provisions of the IMWA.

Once the application form and all the required documents have been submitted, the employer will receive a registration certificate.

Benefits of registering under the IMWA

There are a number of benefits to registering under the IMWA, including:

  • Compliance with the law: Employers who register under the IMWA are complying with the law and can avoid legal penalties.
  • Access to government schemes and benefits: Registered employers are eligible for a number of government schemes and benefits, such as financial assistance for the construction of hostels for interstate migrant workmen.
  • Improved reputation: Registered employers are seen as being more responsible and committed to the welfare of their workers.

The IMWA is an important law that protects the rights and interests of interstate migrant workmen. Employers who employ interstate migrant workmen are required to register under the IMWA and comply with its provisions.

Documents to be uploaded:

Note: All the following documents shall be digitally signed by the Principal Employer:
  1. Form No 1 (downloaded/digitally signed)
  2. Copy of Contract agreements between the Principal Employer and Contractors
  3. Copy of Contractor License issued by concerned authority for recruitment of migrant workmen in home state
  4. Form No IX (downloaded/digitally signed)
  5. Form No VI issued by Principal Employer

Procedure for Interstate Migrant Workmen Act Registration:

Follow these steps to register your establishment under the Interstate Migrant Workmen Act:

  1. Apply Online:
    • Access the designated online portal.
    • Create an account or log in.
    • Fill out the application form accurately, providing details about your establishment.
  2. Upload Documents:
    • Attach mandatory supporting documents, such as business registration proof and identity proof.
  3. Pay Fees and Submit:
    • Pay the registration fee online.
    • Review all information and attachments thoroughly before submitting.
  4. Official Review and Processing:
    • The registering officer will review your application and documents.
    • They may contact you for clarifications or additional information.
    • An inspection of your establishment may be conducted.
  5. Inspection and Report:
    • If an inspection is needed, an officer will visit your establishment to assess compliance.
    • A detailed inspection report will be prepared.
  6. Registration Certificate Issuance:
    • Upon successful verification, you'll receive a registration certificate number.
    • The digital certificate will be issued.
  7. Download Certificate:
    • Download the certificate from your online account.
    • Print and display it prominently at your establishment.

Interstate Migrant Workmen Act Renewal

Registered establishments and licensed contractors must renew their registration and license every 3 years under the IMWA. The renewal process is also relatively simple and can be completed online. The Contractor employing migrant workmen has to apply for renewal not less than 30 days before the date of expiry of licence in Form IX. along with the prescribed fees to the concerned Deputy Director-ISH, through online portal.

Why Choose Ecfile?

  • Expertise: We have a team of experienced professionals who are experts in IMWA law.
  • Efficiency: We can help you navigate the registration and renewal process quickly and efficiently.
  • Affordability: We offer our services at competitive rates.
  • Convenience: We can work with you remotely, so you don't have to waste time traveling to our office.

Contact Us Today

If you need help with IMWA registration or license renewal, please contact Ecfile today. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and provide you with a consultation.



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