About Us

The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 was introduced by the Government of India to regulate the employment and conditions of service of building and other construction workers and to provide for their safety, health and welfare measure and for other matter connected therewith or incidental thereto. The rules to the act were bought into force by the Andhra Pradesh Government with effect from 26.06.2007.

The Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act 1996 was introduced by the Government of India to provide for the levy and collection of a cess on the cost of construction incurred by employers with a view to augmenting the resources of the Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Boards constituted under the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996.

The Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Rules 1998 was introduced by the Government of India in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 14 of the Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Cess Act 1996 (Act 28 of 1996).

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has constituted the Andhra Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board under the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 to implement the provisions and the schemes as per the above Act

Organization of the Board

The State Government shall constitute a committee to be called the State Building and Other Construction Workers Advisory Committee to advise the State Government on such matters arising out of the administration of this Act as may be referred to it

The State Advisory Committee shall consist of

  • A chairperson to be appointed by the State Government
  • Two Members of the State Legislature to be elected from the State Legislature-members
  • A Member to be nominated by the Central Government
  • The chief Inspector-member, ex officio
  • Such number of other members, not exceeding eleven , but not less than seven, as the State Government may nominate to represent the employers, building workers, associations of architects, engineers, accident insurance institutions and any other interests which, in the opinion of the State Government, ought to be represented on the State Advisory Committee

The number of persons to be appointed as members from each of the categories specified in the clause (e) of sub-section (2), the term of each office and other conditions of service of, the procedure to be followed in the discharge of their functions by, and the manner of filling vacancies among the members of the State Advisory Committee shall be such as may be prescribed:

Provided that the number of members nominated to represent the building workers shall not be less than the number of members nominated to represent the employers.

Expert Committee :

The appropriate Government may constitute one or more expert Committees consisting of persons specially qualified in building or other construction work for advising that Government for making rules under this Act.

The Members of the expert Committee shall be paid such fees and allowances for attending the meetings of the Committee as may be prescribed.

Provided that no fee or allowances shall be payable to a member who is an officer of the Government or of any body corporate established by or under any law for the time being in force.

Constitution

Every State Government shall, with effect from such date as it may, by notification, appoint , constitute a Board as the ---- (name of the State) Building and other Construction Workers, Welfare Board to exercise the powers conferred on, and perform the functions assigned to , it under this act .

The Board shall be a body corporate by the name aforesaid, having perpetual succession and a common seal and shall, by the said name, sue and be sued.

The Board shall consist of a Chairperson , a person to be nominated by the Central Government and such number of other members, not exceeding fifteen, as may be appointed to it by the State Government:

Provided that the Board shall include an equal number of members representing the State Government, the employers and the Building workers and that at least one member of the Board shall be a woman.

The terms and conditions of appointment and the salaries and other allowances payable to the Chairperson and the other members of the Board, and the manner of filling of casual vacancies of the members of the Board shall be as may be prescribed.

Functions of the Board

The Board may

  • Provide immediate assistance to a beneficiary in the case of accident
  • Make payment of Pension to the beneficiaries who have completed the age of sixty years
  • Sanction loans and advances to a beneficiary for construction of a house not exceeding such amount and on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed
  • Pay such amount in connection with premium for group insurance scheme of the beneficiaries as it may deem fit
  • Giving such financial assistance for the education of children of the beneficiaries as may be prescribed
  • Meet medical expenses for treatment of major ailments of a beneficiary or, such dependent, as may be prescribed
  • Meet medical expenses for treatment of major ailments of a beneficiary or, such dependent, as may be prescribed
  • Make provision ad improvement of such other welfare measures and facilities as may be prescribed

The Board may grant loan or subsidy to a local authority or an employer in aid of any scheme approved by the State Government for the purpose connected with the welfare of Building Workers in any establishment.

The Board may pay annually grants-in-aid to a local authority or to an employer who provides to the satisfaction of the Board Welfare measures and facilities of the standard specified by the Board for the benefit of the Building workers and the members of their family, so however, that the amount payable as grants-in-aid to any local authority or employer shall not exceed-

The amount spent in providing welfare measures and facilities as determined by the State Government or any person specified by it in this behalf: or Such amount as may be prescribed whichever is less.

Provided that no grant-in-aid shall be payable in respect of any such welfare measures and facilities where the amount spent thereon determined as aforesaid is less than the amount prescribed in this behalf.