Labour and Manpower





Unemployment continues to be one of the most of the burning topics of the country as well of the State. Factors like high growth of population, rapid spread of general & technical education and training and lesser development in industrial & services sectors mostly aggravates  the unemployment situation. It is, therefore, necessary  to tackle this problem through accurate manpower planning and data pertaining to stock of different categories of manpower, particularly educated and trained manpower, employment and unemployment situation etc.are very much essential for making such planning fruitful.




The objective of manpower planning is to mobilize the human resources properly and generate opportunities of full employment within a given time frame. A reliable database is the most important pre-requisite for manpower planning for faster social and economic development.


Periodicity of Publication


 Labour and manpower division deals with preparation and  publication of “FACT BOOK ON MANPOWER” on quinquennial basis..




The division collects  data from different offices/institutions of 30 districts for preparation of “Fact  Book on Manpower ’’for different series .Besides, the decennial Population Census, quinquennial NSS reports, Economic Censuses  and annual Employment Exchanges are the major sources of information on working force and employment & unemployment position.


Working of workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923


Labour and manpower division  also collects data on annual return on the working of the workmen’s compensation Act,1923 from 15 centres. They are: one Joint Labour Commissioner, Bhubaneswar,four Deputy Labour Commissioners from Rourkela ,Cuttack, Sambalpur ,and   Jeypure, four Assistant Labour Commissioners from Angul, Balasore,Jajpur Raod, Jajpur and Berhampur and  six  A.D.Ms   from Bolangir, Nuapada, Kolahandi, Mayurbhanj, Puri and phulbani  & furnishes the same to the Labour Bureau ,Simla, Govt. of India in the format  prescribed by them . The consolidated complied data is submitted annually to the Labour Bureau ,Simla,Govt.of India.


Employment Un-employment survey


The division  also conducts supervision work for Employment - Un-employment Survey on behalf of  Ministry of Labour and Employment ,Labour Bureau, Chandigarh, Government of India.


Reports published


The 7th series of “ Fact Book on Manpower’’ containing data for the years from 2002-03 to 2006-07 has been already been published in the year 2009.The data collection for 8th series for the years from 2006-07 to 2013-14 report has been completed and placed before the technical  committee for approval.