File Name: building and other construction workers welfare cess act 1996 .zip
Members may download one copy of our sample forms and templates for your personal use within your organization. Neither members nor non-members may reproduce such samples in any other way e. There are more than 28 million skilled and unskilled workers engaged in the construction sector in India. The sector is labour-intensive and most of the labourers are unskilled, unorganized and tend to work under inhuman and pitiful conditions. To address such inhuman working conditions and poor health and safety standards in the real estate industry, the Government of India enacted the Building and Other Constructions Workers Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service Act, hereinafter referred to as the "BOCW Act".
The government of India had enacted building and other construction workers cess act, BOCW act , under which any establishment, belonging to, or under the control of, Government, anybody corporate or firm, an individual or association or other body of individuals which or who employing more than 10 building construction worker and other construction works, or had employed on any day preceding 12 months any 10 or more building workers in any building or other construction work, but does not includes an individual who employs such workers in any building or construction in relation to his residence the total cost of such construction not being more than Rs. Building or other construction work has been defined in the act as, construction, alteration, repairs, maintenance or demolition, of or, in relation to, buildings, streets, roads, railways, tramways, airfields, irrigation, drainage, embankment and navigation works, flood control works including storm water drainage works , generation, transmission and distribution of power, water works including channels for distribution of water , oil and gas installations, electric lines, wireless, radio; television, telephone, telegraph and overseas communication dams, canals, reservoirs, watercourses, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, aqueducts, pipelines, towers, cooling towers, transmission towers and such other work as may be specified in this behalf by the appropriate Government, by notification but does not include any building or other construction work to which the provisions of the Factories Act, 63 of , or the Mines Act, 35 of , apply. Employer has been defined under this act as, in relation to an establishment, means the owner thereof, and includes,-. The definition of establishment includes building or any other construction work which has commenced or proposed to be commenced. It is relevant to understand that the definition of building and other construction works has a wide amplitude and will also include apart from original works, alterations to the buildings, demolitions, repairs, maintenance, infrastructure projects, etc.
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Short title, extent and commencement. Interpretation of words not defined. Duties and responsibilities of employers, employees and others. Responsibilities of architects, project engineers and designers. Responsibilities of the persons in the service of the State Government and the Board.
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The Act provides for levy and collection of cess on the cost of construction incurred by employers with a view to augmenting the resources of the Building and Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board. The Act provides for regulating the employment and conditions of service of building and other construction workers and also provides for their safety, health and welfare measures and other matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Act applies to every establishment, belonging to or under the control of government, any body corporate or firm, an individual or association or other body of individuals which or who employs building workers in any building and other construction work and includes an establishment belonging to a contractor which employs, or had employed on any day of the preceding 12 months, 10 or more building workers in any building or other construction work, but does not includes an individual who employs such workers in any building or construction in relation to his residence the total cost of such construction not being more than Rs. The Govt. Government of Delhi.