A fund has been set up for the welfare of laborers working in slate pencil industry in Mandsaur district under the Madhya Pradesh Slate Pencil Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1982. A Board is formed for its operation, which has a tenure of three years. In addition to the Chairman and Secretary in the Board there are three-three representatives of the employers and workers and three independent members. Currently the Hon'ble Labour Minister is the Chairman of the Board. The Secretary of the Board is Assistant Labour Commissioner.