The Building and Other Construction Workers Act is a social welfare legislation that aims to benefit workers engaged in building and. In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 14 of the Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, (Act 8 of ), the. (Sec 7 of the BOCW Act). Acknowledgement to applicant. Registration of Establishment. Registering Officer of the area. Grant of Registration Certificate in.

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The building and other construction works are characterised by their inherent risk to the life and limb of the workers.

Although the provisions of certain Central Acts were applicable to the building and other construction workers yet a need was felt for a comprehensive Central Legislation for regulating the safety, welfare and other conditions of service of these workers.

You are Visitor No. Risk to life and limb is also inherent. Also, in a meeting of the Committee of State Labour Ministers constituted pursuant to the decision of the 41st Labour Ministers’ Conference held under the Chairmanship of the then Union Labour Minister on the 18th May,a general consensus had emerged on the need for the proposed Central Legislation.

The Building and Other Construction Workers

The contents of these sites are not to be construed as a responsibility of or endorsement by Dept. The work is also characterised by its casual nature, temporary relationship between employer and employee, uncertain working hours, lack of basic amenities and inadequacy of welfare facilities. In view of the urgency attaching bicw the matter and as Parliament was not in Session, the President was pleased to promulgate the Building and Other Construction Workers Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service Third Ordinance, Ordinance 25 ofon 10th June, in order to give continued effect to the legislative protection envisaged in the said ordinance.

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In building and other construction works more than eight million workers are engaged throughout the country.

In the absence of adequate statutory provisions, the requisite information regarding the number and nature of accidents is also not forthcoming. In pursuant to the decision of the 41st Labour Ministers Conference held on 18th May,the Committee of State Labour Ministers had expressed its consensus for the Central Legislation on this subject.

Riles Parliament was not in session and ruless view of the urgency felt by the Government for meeting the longstanding demand for the aforesaid legislation, the President was pleased to promulgate the Building and Other Construction Workers Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service Ordinance, Ordinance 14 of along with another Ordinance for the levy of a rles on the 3rd November, In view of the boca explained above, it has been considered necessary to constitute Welfare Boards in every State so as to provide and monitor social security schemes and welfare measures for the benefit of building and other construction workers.

It has also been considered necessary to levy a cess on the cost of construction incurred by the employers on the building and other construction works for ensuring sufficient funds for the Welfare Boards to undertake the social security Schemes and welfare measures.

Although the provisions of certain Central Acts are applicable to the building and other construction workers yet a need has been felt for a comprehensive Central Legislation for regulating their safety, health, welfare and other conditions of service The State Governments and Union Territory Administrations have been consulted ID the matter and a majority of them have favored such a legislation.

In order to regulate the employment and conditions of rulrs of building and other construction workers and to provide for their safety, health and welfare measures the Building and Other Construction Workers Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service Ordinance, Ord.

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The Building and Other Construction Workers

For the said purpose, it has been considered appropriate to bring in a comprehensive legislation by suitably amplifying the provisions of the Bpcw and Other Construction Workers Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service Bill, which was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on the 5th Bocq, Since the Bill could not be taken up for consideration it lapsed.

In the absence of adequate statutory provisions to get the requisite information regarding the number and nature of accidents was quite difficult and due to this to fix responsibility or to take corrective measures was not an easy job.

Their work is of temporary nature, the relationship between employer and the employee is temporary, working hours are uncertain. These workers are one of the most vulnerable segments of the unorganised labour in India. Copyright Policy Disclaimer Terms and Conditions. Last reviewed and updated on Friday, January 19, In the absence of such information, it is difficult to fix responsibility or to take any corrective action.

Page 1 2 3 Total Basic amenities and welfare facilities provided to these workers are inadequate. By virtue of Articles 2 a of the Constitution the Building and Other Construction Workers Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service Second Ordinance, promulgated on 27th March, would have also ceased to operate with effect from 4th July, Building and other construction workers are one of the most numerous and vulnerable segments of the unorganised labour in India.