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Five Regional Labor Institutes (RLIs),

The Central Labor Institute is a short-form version of the Mumbai version and is positioned in such a way that each institution operates in one region of the country. These institutions are accordingly equipped in the following areas:

  • Industrial Safety
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Industrial Medicine
  • Computerized Data Bank
  • Major Accident Hazard Control
  • Staff Training and Productivity
  • Communication

Facilities available in Regional Labor Institutions are:

  • Industrial Safety, Health Welfare Center
  • Mobile Security Exhibition
  • Auditorium and Conference Hall
  • Hostel

Regional Labor Institute, Chennai

Regional Labour InstitutesThe Regional Labor Institute, Chennai was established in the year 1980 with its own Safety, Health and Wellness Center located in rented premises at Royapetta. All the activities and facilities of the institute were then consolidated into its own campus at 1 Sardar Patel Road in an area donated by the state government. The institute was formally inaugurated by the then Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Shri M. Bhaktavatchalam in the presence of the then Hon'ble Union Labor Minister Mr. D. Sanjeevaiah and serves the southern states of the country.

Regional Labour Institute, Kanpur

Regional Labour InstitutesThe Regional Labour Institute, Kanpur was started on 31st March, 1962. The current building was inaugurated on 6th July, 1965 by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shrimati Sucheta Kripalani. The institute serves the states of Uttar Pradesh (Except NCR), Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.

Regional Labour Institute, Kolkata

Regional Labour InstitutesThe Regional Labour Institute, Kolkata was set up at Lake Town, Kolkata on 28th June in the year 1965 with UN Special assistance under ILO and Colombo Plan Programme It was inaugurated by the then Hon'ble Union Labour Minister Shri D. Sanjivayya at a function presided over by Shri P.C. Sen, the then Hon'ble Chief Minister of West Bengal. The institute serves the Eastern States of the country. RLI, Kolkata is a technical arm (Sub-office) to DGFASLI, Mumbai which is attached to Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, New Delhi.


  • West Bengal
  • Bihar
  • Jharkhand
  • Orissa
  • Assam
  • Tripura
  • Sikkim
  • Meghalaya
  • Nagaland
  • Manipuri
  • Arunachal Pradesh

Regional Labour Institute, Faridabad

Regional Labour InstitutesThe Regional Labour Institute, Faridabad, was inaugurated on 10th February 2009 by the then Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment (Independent Charge) Shri Osacar Fernandes to serve the Northern States/UTs of the country namely Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and U.Ts of Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Regional Labour Institute, Faridabad has been declared as a Centre of Excellence in Safety in MSME and Chemical Process Industries.

Regional Labour Institute, Shillong

Regional Labour InstitutesThe foundation stone for the construction of a Regional Labour Institute at Shillong was laid by the Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Labour & Employment, Shri. Bandaru Dattatreya on 06.01.2017. The Regional Labour Institute, Shillong has is developed with the objective of providing technical services for improvement of Safety, health and well- being of workers employed in factories & other industries. This institute will cater the needs of the industries and promote occupational safety, health and work environment in the North Eastern states.