Secretariat of the Labour & Human Resource Department is a small unit comprising of one Secretary,one Additional Secretary and two Deputy Secretaries.This office deals with policy issues of the attached departments and also acts as aconduit between Federal Government(Ministry of Labour,Manpower & Overseas Pakistanies)and Provincial Government (Labour & Human Resource Department).
The Labour & Human Resource Department provides medical aid and various cash and other benefits in case of sickness, injury,death etc. to secured worker and their dependents.It also undertakes other welfare measures for the industrial workersand their families including housing and education etc.
The Labour & Human Resource Department is essentially concerned with the promotion of healthy labour management relations for greater socio-economic progress. With this objective, the Department not only protects the rights of workers but lays equal stress on their commitment to work.the importance of workers health and welfare, the Punjab Employees Social Security Institution, established under the Labour & Human Resource Department, provides medical aid and varied cash and other benefits in case of sickness, injury, death etc. to secured workers. In the mining sector, the Department is responsible for inspecting mines and ensuring scientific development of mines and safety if workers. It also undertakes other welfare measures for the miners and their families including housing and education etc.
The Department is also assigned the functions of establishing housing estates and development of plots for industrial workers and undertaking other measures for their welfare. It also implements schemes for the education of workers' children. Other major functions of the Department include education of child labour an ensuring of rights of workers in accordance with national and international standards.
The Labour & Human Resource Department of Government of the Punjab comprises of the following Attached Departments & Autonomous Bodies. Attached Departments. Directorate of Labour Welfare Minimum Wages Board Labour Courts Autonomous Bodies. Employees Social Security Institution Punjab Workers Welfare Board.