As per the provision of Sec.7 of the Building and Other Construction Workers’ realized under the Building and Other Construction Worker’s Welfare Cess Act, , (RE&CS) Act who has arranged for engagement of the workers outside the. The Bill amends two laws i.e. the Building and Other Construction Workers ( Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, (RECS Act) and the. (27 OF ). [19th August, ]. An Act to regulate the employment and conditions of service of building and other construction workers and to provide for their.

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Registration Fees vide Money receipt towards deposit of Rs. An Act to regulate the employment and conditions of service of building and other construction workers and to provide for their safetyhealth and welfare measures and other matters connected there with or incidental thereto. The employer shall, before thirty days of the commencement and completion of any building or other construction work, submit a written notice to the Inspector, having jurisdiction in the area where the proposed building or other construction work is to be executed, intimating the actual date of the commencement or, as the case may be, completion of such building or other construction work in Form-IV.

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. Accordingly the Central Government decided to carry out amendments in these Acts.

For any queries contact labdir. The Task Force and the Central Advisory Committee recommended that certain provisions of these Acts require amendments. The employer has to submit documents in support of his identity, the establishment as well as the work along with the application. 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.

To empower the State Governments to file complaints for contravention of provisions of the Act. As per the RECS Act, the Welfare Board can incur expenses for salaries, allowances and other administrative requirements upto five per cent of its total expenses during that financial year.

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Any technical queries may be sent to rnbehera nic. To empower Central Government to appoint such number of Wokrers Generals not exceeding 10 to coordinate with the Buildlng Government in carrying out its responsibility of laying down the standard of inspection and to exercise the power of an inspector.


Last reviewed and updated on Friday, January 19, Their work is of temporary nature, the relationship between employer and the employee is temporary, working hours are uncertain. Not to invalidate proceedings of the Boards.

Wages for overtime work. Responsibility for payment of wages and compensation If the number of workers proposed to be employed as building workers, for a building or other construction work on one day: The amendments remove the: Power to remove difficulties.

In view of the urgency attaching to 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.

They have to constitute State Welfare Boards as well. The amendments in the RECS Act allow the central government to appoint and coordinate with Director Generals not exceeding 10 in laying down the standards of inspection and they shall exercise powers of an inspector in the respective area. In the absence of such information, it is difficult to fix responsibility or to take any corrective action.

Go Back to Ease of Doing Business. Short title, extent, commencement and application. Risk to life and limb is also inherent. The State Welfare Boards will be able to consolidate their finances and incur expenditure on administrative and other purpose for smooth functioning of the Board. Power of Central Government to give directions. Central Government is the implementing agency in the central sphere for the purpose of enforcement of various provisions of the Act, while States are the implementing authority under State sphere.

Moreover, in order to extend benefits to the workers, who are engaged in building and construction work after attaining the age of sixty years, the criteria of upper age limit of sixty years is proposed to be done away with. The complete application along with required documents is required to be submitted before the Registering Officer of the area.

These workers are one of the most vulnerable segments of the unorganised labour in India. Till the state governments constitute their State Welfare Boards, the amendments provide for the constitution of a Board that will perform such functions.

The contents of these sites are not to be construed as a responsibility of or endorsement by Dept. The WC Act provides for the levy and collection of a cess on the employer, at the rate of one to two percent of the cost of construction incurred by him.


The Building and Other Construction Workers

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.

The fees to be paid for the grant of a certificate of registration shall be as specified below, namely. Revocation of registration in certain cases. Safety And Health Measur e. Protection of action taken in good faith.

Certificate of the employer or certificate of an Inspector appointed under the Act or certificate by the Registered Trade Union working for the construction workers of the area or Self declaration by the concerned worker vide affidavit.

Safety Committee and safety officers. Saving of certain laws.

Cessation as a beneficiary. The matter of slow progress of implementation of these Acts has been raised at various fora. The major source of the fund to the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board is the collection of cess at the rate of one clnstruction of the const of construction incurred by the employer under the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act, In case the registering officer is satisfied that an amount higher than the amount, which has been paid by the employer as fees for the registration of the establishment is payable, the employer has to pay additional sums payable for the registration of the establishment.

The Building and Other Construction Workers

The Head of Account is as follows: Wodkers of first page of bank passbook. The Bill amends two laws i. The provisions in the Amendment are given below: Prohibition of employment of certain persons in certain building or other construction work.

PRS is an independent, not-for-profit group. Every building and other construction worker who has completed 18 years of age, but has not completed 60 years of age and worked more than 90 days in any building or other construction work during the preceding 12 months and not a member of any other welfare fund shall be eligible for registration as beneficiary under Sec.