Hire contractors in India

Hiring contractors in India? Rippling can help you onboard and pay Indian contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localize onboarding, provision IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in India—while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT+5:30 (New Delhi)

Ready to hire a contractor in India?

Book a 30-minute demo to see how Rippling can help you hire and onboard a contractor in India in under 90 seconds.

at a glance

Hiring contractors in India can be a rollercoaster

Hiring independent contractors in India can be daunting if you aren’t familiar with the local labor laws, including the Contract Labor Act. Misclassifying workers can result in penalties from the Income Tax Department, and Indian courts may require you to retroactively provide benefits like Employees Provident Fund and Employee State Insurance contributions. You should try to pay contractors in India in Indian Rupees (INR) and ensure they have the necessary information to file their Income Tax Return. Rippling streamlines the process so you can grow your global team quickly and compliantly. 

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Support your Indian contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in India in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it incredibly easy to set up your India contractors. Adapt everything—from contractor data fields and documents to currencies—based on their work location, comply with local laws using built-in consulting agreement templates, and provision app access with a few clicks.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors to employees

As your business grows, your workforce needs change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data. Hire and pay via Rippling EOR, or pay them through your own entity with Rippling Global Payroll.


Set up and manage your Indian contractors’ IT needs

Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.

Contractor Compensation

Easily pay Indian contractors in INR

Set payments in USD or their local currency, and easily pay all contractors in a single pay run, no matter where they are located. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice or add in a reimbursement? Rippling can take care of that.