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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
24 MAR 2022 4:49PM by PIB Delhi
Support To Construction Workers

The Building and Other Construction Workers’ (BoCW) welfare Boards of the States/ UTs maintain the data of construction workers in respect of their State/UT. However, the details about the number of registered Construction Workers State-wise is enclosed at the Annexure.

The Central Government is committed to protect and promote the welfare, social security, safety and health of labourers. It has enacted the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 [BOCW (RE&CS) Act, 1996], now subsumed in the Occupational Safety, Health and Working   Conditions Code, 2020   (OSH Code, 2020),  to   regulate the employment and conditions of service of building and other construction workers and to provide for their safety, health and welfare measures and for other matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. These provisions are enforced by the Central and State Governments in their respective spheres.

The implementation of Welfare schemes relating to life and disability cover, health and maternity cover, transit housing, skill development, financial assistance for education of wards etc. of Building and Other Construction Workers has been entrusted upon State/UT BOCW Welfare Boards under Section 22 of the Act.

Relevant instructions under Section 60 of the BOCW(RE&CS) Act, 1996 have been issued from time to time by the Central Government to State/UT BOCW Welfare Boards for optimum utilization of the cess funds for the social security and other welfare measures for the BOC workers  and their families, which may include the benefits of welfare schemes of the State Welfare Boards and social security schemes of the Central/State Governments and for implementation of the provisions of the Act.

This information was given by Shri Rameswar Teli, Minister of State, Ministry of Labour & Employment in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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Annexure referred to in reply to Part (a) of Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2486 for 24.03.2022 regarding ‘Support to construction workers’.

 

Sl. No.

Name of the States/UTs.

No. of registered BOCW workers

1

Andhra Pradesh

1973592

2

Arunachal Pradesh

44136

3

Assam

543275

4

Bihar

1970680

5

Chhattisgarh

2020732

6

Goa

16060

7

Gujarat

683000

8

Haryana

893957

9

Himachal Pradesh

339049

10

J&K (including Laddakh)

610738

11

Jharkhand

1205939

12

Karnataka

3165495

13

Kerala

2030730

14

Madhya Pradesh

1230250

15

Maharashtra

3040210

16

Manipur

151459

17

Meghalaya

82059

18

Mizoram

52947

19

Nagaland

32399

20

Odisha

2900349

21

Punjab

579212

22

Rajasthan

2839216

23

Sikkim

38361

24

Tamil Nadu

1675896

25

Telangana

1213696

26

Tripura

115692

27

Uttar Pradesh

11936594

28

Uttarakhand

401365

29

West  Bengal

3183744

30

Delhi

587184

31

A & N Island

21488

32

Chandigarh

28053

33

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

10228

34

Daman and Diu

12718

35

Lakshadweep

434

36

Puducherry

36238

 

TOTAL

45667175

 

*Source: As per reports received from State/UT BOCW Welfare Boards.

 

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BY/IG