The Building & Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 and Rules, 2004 framed thereunder aims to regulate the employment and conditions of service of building & other construction workers and to provide for their safety, health and welfare measures.
Building & Other Construction Work includes construction, alteration, repairs, maintenance or demolition of buildings, streets, roads, railways, tramways, airfields, irrigation, drainage, embankment and navigation works, flood control works, generation, transmission, and distribution of power, water works, oil and gas installation, electric lines, wireless, radio, television, telephone, telegraph and overseas communications, dams, canals, reservoirs, water course, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, aqueducts, pipelines, towers, cooling towers, transmission towers etc.
Every building worker within the age limit of 18 to 60 years and who has worked for not less than 90 days during the preceding 12 months shall be eligible for registration as a beneficiary under this Act.
The Government has established the West Bengal Building and other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board as per the Act for administering the benefits under the scheme and all matters connected with the administration of the West Bengal Building & Other Construction workers’ Welfare Fund. The Board is a corporate body. The Hon’ble MIC, Labour is the Chairman of the Board.