Ministry of Labour & Employment

Facilities for Construction Labourers

Posted On: 11 FEB 2019 4:06PM by PIB Delhi

The State-wise number of building or other construction workers, registered with the State Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Boards under Section 12 of the Building and Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 is given at Annexure-I. 

Section 34 of the Act makes it mandatory for the employer to provide, free of charges and within the work site or as near to it as may be possible, temporary living accommodation, with separate cooking place, bathing, washing and lavatory facilities, to all building workers employed by him for such period as the building or other construction work is in progress. Further, in order to mitigate hardships that a BOC worker faces while in search of work, the States have been advised to take proactive steps to facilitate transit accommodation/labour shed cum night shelter, mobile toilets and mobile creches to such BOC workers out of the State BOCW welfare cess fund as prescribed. As the Act provides for State BOCW welfare cess fund for which a cess is levied and collected at the rate of 1% of the cost of construction by the State Governments under the Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996, assistance/aid is not provided by the State and Central Governments out of their Budget.

 

                                                  

Annexure –I

State-wise details of number of building workers registered with the States Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Boards up to 30.09.2018 (provisional):

     

 

Sl. No.

Name of the States/UTs

No. of building workers registered with the Board

1

Andhra Pradesh

18,15,889

2

Arunachal Pradesh

30,841

3

Assam

1,43,574

4

Bihar

8,28,451

5

Chhattisgarh

15,74,790

6

Goa

3,738

7

Gujarat

6,54,550

8

Haryana

7,63,373

9

Himachal Pradesh

1,47,932

10

J&K

3,42,295

11

Jharkhand

7,96,146

12

Karnataka

15,42,432

13

Kerala

14,91,300

14

Madhya Pradesh

29,96,227

15

Maharashtra

9,89,018

16

Manipur

1,18,332

17

Meghalaya

24,032

18

Mizoram

21,865

19

Nagaland

11,912

20

Odisha

22,34,569

21

Punjab

7,46,102

22

Rajasthan

20,49,258

23

Sikkim

36,236

24

Tamil Nadu

28,53,544

25

Telangana

11,75,531

26

Tripura

99,762

27

Uttar Pradesh

42,08,744

28

Uttarakhand

2,32,627

29

West  Bengal

31,01,362

30

Delhi

5,39,421

31

A & N Island

14,392

32

Chandigarh

19,813

33

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

2,176

34

Daman and Diu

5,149

35

Lakshadweep

179

36

Puducherry

41,224

 

Total

3,16,56,786

         

 

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

 

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