National Labour Law Association


National Labour Laws Association


The National Labour Laws Association [NLLA] was founder and registered in August 1980.  It is registered under the Societies Registration XXI of 1860 with registration No. S/11150 of 1980.     




About the National Labour Law Association

 The National Labour Law Association (Established in 1980) with Dr. Nagendra Singh, Judge, International Court of Justice as the President and the Chief Justice of India as its Chief Patron. Its objective is to provide a forum for a free and frank exchange of ideas and experiences among the employers, employees, the professionals and the experts, as well as the Government officials so as to help all concerned to apply laws in their right perspective. The Ministry of Labour has conferred the “Consultative Body Status” on it’ ’In 1983 the Association set up an Institute of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management.

The Association organized more than 300 hundred Seminars, Workshop and discussions on variety of subjects such as in Industrial Relations Law, Child labour , Women workers and Constitutional Law, Right to Information, Disinvestment, Industrial Jurisprudence, Contract Labour, Public sector enterprises –Disciplinary procedure, and among others adjudication’.

  In 1989 the Association undertook a major research project called” Simplification, Rationalization and Consolidation of Labour laws.” The project was completed in 1994 known as Indian Labour Code 1994. The Code has been extensively quoted by the Second National Commission on Labour. The Association has also undertaken several research projects including ILO project on Worst Form of Child Labour and the study of structural adjustment and Labour. Its activities include meetings and seminars, newsletter, training programs and research. 




President: Dr. Pravin Sinha 

Treasurer: Mr. M. K. Garg

Secretary General:  Dr. S. C. Srivastava



Dr. S. C. Srivastava

Secretary General, NLLA,

BG - 3, Law Appartments, Karkardooma, Delhi 110 092.

Ph. ++91-11-22372067 ; ++91 9868553236;

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The President:

        [Dr. PRAVIN SINHA]

Dr. Pravin Sinha [Email:] is development economists by training.  He began his professional career as a researcher- teacher of Business Economics.  After teaching for almost a decade in Nigeria, he joined a national cooperative organization in India and later became its Managing Director.  Currently, he is the Labour Adviser at the India Office of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – a German development foundations working on the philosophy of Social Democracy.  In addition, Dr. Sinha is the Secretary General of the Indian Industrial Relations Association; a member of the NHRC’s Core Group on Bonded Labour; and is on the Board of All India Employers’ Organization as also on PHDCCI.  He is associated with the Global Labour University also.  At the national level he is closely associated with the national organisations of workers and employers and has been advising them particularly in the areas of labour law enforcement; labour law reforms;  and global instruments protecting rights at workplace.

Dr. Sinha holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and has large number of publications to his credit.  Labour and its organizations has been his primary area of professional preoccupations.  Accordingly, he has written extensively on issue impacting the Labour and its organizations.  His latest book entitled “Containing Workplace Conflicts: Role of Social Partners” is focused at resolving conflict between workers and the management at the workplace.  In addition he has been presenting his work in various forums at the national and global levels, many of which have appeared in journals of repute.  

 Dr. Sinha maintains a very close working relation with labour organizations functional at national, regional and global levels.  He is on resource panel of the global union federations as also on ILO, IMI, TISS and XLRI. 

The Secretary General


      [Dr. S. C. Srivastava] 

Professor S.C. Srivastava [Email:] obtained his LL.D. (Doctor of Laws) from the Calcutta University, India.  He is the first LL.D. in Labour Law in India.  Starting his Career as Lecturer in Law School, Banaras Hindu University, he served Jammu University as  Associate Professor (Reader); at Kurukshetra University, as Professor of Law, Chairman, Department of Law and Dean, Faculty of Law.  Earlier during 1986-88, he served the University of Calabar (Nigeria) as Professor; Head of the Department of Public and International Law and Dean, Faculty of Law.  He also served the Law Commission of India during 1992-97, Research Professor, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi from 1999-2004 and Director, Institute of Industrial Relations and Personal Management, New Delhi from 2004-2008.  He also served as a Visiting Professor in  GGSIP University Delhi, XLRI,  Jamshedpur, and several other Indian and foreign Universities.  He was Legal Consultant to Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board, New Delhi and NEPZ, NOIDA.  

He was awarded rare distinction of Nation Fellow/National Professor from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

Prof. Srivastava is presently serving as an Advocate in the Supreme Court of India. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Indian Law Institute, Indian Institute of Technology( New Delhi) and Indian Institute of Management (Rohtak). He is also the Member of the Sectoral Innovation Council appointed by the Prime Minister of India  to review Labour Laws  and Member, Advisory Board on Child Labour ,National Labour Institute, NOIDA.

Professor Srivastava was the Director of the U.G.C. sponsored National Seminar on Law as an Instrument of Rural Development and the Co-Director of Human Rights Workshop sponsored by African Section of Human Rights, London and the University of Calabar (Nigeria).  He acted as Resource person for ILO Workshops on skills of Conciliation officer at Jaipur, Goa and Bhubneshwar, imparted training to Presiding officer of Labour Court/Tribunal in the Workshops organised by the ILO and National  Judicial Academy, Bhopal.  He has published several books and more than ninety research papers in India and abroad.

The Treasurer

         [Mr.  M. K. GARG]
Mr. M. K. Garg hold a  M.A. ( Social Technique ), Post graduate Diploma In Public Administration and LL.B. He is a former Managing Director of Central  Warehousing Corporation who completed Five year Term as CEO of this organization . He has been the Executive Director of Food Corporation of India. He has been Adviser to FICCI and Chief Adviser to ASSOCHAM for many years. He is an H.R & I.R. Professional.
He has represented Employers as a member on the Board of Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) and as a  member of Board of Employees Provident Fund Trust for several years. He has also been a member of various other tripartite committees constituted by Ministry of Labour , Govt. of India.
He has been Treasurer and member of Executive Committee of Delhi Management Association (DMA) as well as Member of Governing Council and Treasurer of All India Management Association (AIMA) in the past. He has represented Indian Employers in Symposiums, Conferences and Seminars held in various countries. He has been a member of Government of India's delegation at the International Labour Conference(ILO) held at Geneva for several years. He has contributed several articles on variety of subjects which had been published in journals of repute.
He is a keen GOLFER and also a member of India International Centre, Delhi

Webinar on Impact of COVID19 on DW for Women Workers in India


Webinar on


March 5, 2021 (14.15 – 17.00)

[Platform - Zoom: Meeting ID: 829 5632 6881; Passcode: 260492]

The participation of women workers in the labour market in India is among the lowest in the world although they account for almost half of the population.  Various studies have also concluded about their concentration in the informal economy.  Most of them are undocumented workers as such are faced with varied forms of exploitation despite protective legislation.  The year 2020 and spread of novel coronavirus was an eye opener as it brought to limelight the existing gaps between policies and practices.  The ILO’s relevant conventions, prevailing laws and Central as also state governments policies proved futile in providing much needed support to the workers, more so women and migrant workers, during the national lockdown. The New Normal is an alien concept for the workers as it is unthinkable to maintain social distancing; avoid travelling; work from home; etc.  An environment of ‘people fearing people’ has led to negligible demands for care as also other labour intensive workers.   In the formal sector, the worst affected industries included travel and tourism; construction; care work; domestic work; etc.

On the other hand recent enactment of four labour codes on Wages; Industrial Relations;  OSH and Working Conditions; and Social Security have  caused rumble among the trade unions as they fear that the codes would lead to dilution of their rights.   The new laws are aimed at improving their enforcement and thereby would lead to ‘ease of doing businesses.  In additions the Central Government has declared three economic stimulus packages but it is not clear as to how these will benefit workers, more so women workers.  There is a need to look at the conditions of work also.  Whether the jobs so created would ne decent as per the ILO parameters!  Whether the post COVID19 economic growth would lead to humane development that will be inclusive in nature!

It is with the above in backdrop that the National Labour Law Association is organising a webinar on March 5 (14.00 to 17.00) via Zoom to commemorate the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY (March 8, 2021).   The proposed webinar would dwell on ways to promote of decent work conditions for particularly women workers.

WEBINAR SCHEDULE (5th March 2021; 14.15 to 17.00 hrs)

Welcome:                    Dr. Pravin Sinha, President - National Labour Law Association

Introductory Remark:             Mr. Anup Srivastava, Project Adviser (FES-India)

Opening Address:     Com. Amarjeet Kaur, General Secretary - AITUC

Panel: IMPACT OF LABOUR CODES ON DECENT WORK FOR WOMEN WORKERS             (            Moderated by: Dr. Pravin Sinha, President – NLLA)

1.      Dr. Vibhuti Patel, Professor (rtd.), SNDT Women’s University

2.      Dr. Kamala Sankaran, Professor, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, DU

3.      Sis.                             , Coordinator, SEWA (tba)

4.      Ms. Nishi Kapahi, ex. Women Coordinator, ITF- South Asia Office

5.      Dr. Ruth Manorama, President  – NAW; Vice President – NCL