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Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996

NO.27 OF 1996

Contents
Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent, commencement and application
2 Definitions
Chapter II The Advisory Committees And Expers Committees
3 Central Advisory Committee
4 State Advisory Committee
5 Expert committees
Chapter III Registration Of Establishments
6 Appointment of registering officers
7 Registration of establishments
8 Revocation of registration in certain cases
9 Appeal
10 Effect of non-registration
Chapter IV Registration Of Building Workers As Beneficiaries
11 Beneficiaries of the Fund
12 Registration of building workers as beneficiaries
13 Identity cards
14 Cessation as a beneficiary
15 Register of beneficiaries
16 Contribution of building workers
17 Effect of non-payment of contribution
Chapter V Building And Other Construction Workers' Welfare Boards
18 Constitution of State Welfare Boards
19 Secretary and other officers of Boards
20 Meetings of Boards
21 Vacancies, etc.Not to invalidate proceedings of the Boards.- No act or proceedings of a Board shall be invalid merely by reason of
22 Functions of the Boards
23 Grants and loans by the Central Government
24 Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Fund and its application
25 Budget
26 Annual report
27 Accounts and audit
Chapter VI Hours Of Work, Welfare Measures And Other Conditions Of Service Building Workers
28 Fixing hours for normal working day, etc
29 Wages for overtime work
30 Maintenance of registers and records
31 Prohibition of employment of certain persons in certain building or other construction work
32 Drinking water
33 Latrines and urinals
34 Accommodation
35 Accommodation-2
36 First-aid
37 Canteens, etc.- The appropriate Government may, by rules, require the employer
Chapter VII Safety And Health Measure
38 Safety Committee and safety officers
39 Notice of certain accidents
40 Power of appropriate Government to make rules for the safety and health of building workers
41 Framing of model rules for safety measures
Chapter VIII Inspecting Staff
42 Appointment of Director-General, Chief Inspector and Inspectors
43 Powers of Inspectors
Chapter IX Special Provisions
44 Responsibility of employer
45 Responsibility for payment of wages and compensation
46 Responsibility for payment of wages and compensation-2
Chapter X Penalties And Procedure
47 Penalty for contravention of provisions regarding safety measures
48 Penalty for failure to give notice of the commencement of the building or other construction work
49 Penalty for obstructions
50 Penalty for other offences
51 Appeal
52 Recovery of penalty
53 Offences by companies
54 Cognizance of offences
55 Limitation of prosecutions
Chapter XI Miscellaneous
56 Delegation of powers
57 Returns
58 Application of Act 8 of 1923 to building workers
59 Protection of action taken in good faith
60 Power of Central Government to give directions
61 Power to remove difficulties
62 Power to make rules
63 Saving of certain laws
64 Repeal and saving

(19th August,1996)

An Act 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 other matters connected there with or incidental thereto.

Comment : The aim of this Act is to regulate the employment and conditions of service of building and other construction workers and to provide for their safety , health and welfare measures.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-seventy Year of the Republic of India as follows :---



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