Commissioner of Labour


Welfare Board

The scheme under the Workers Act, seeks to provide safety, health and welfare to the building and construction worker, by establishing Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Boards, which are required to generate revenues by implementing the Cess Act.

Section 2(K) defines "fund” to mean the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Fund of a Board constituted under sub-section (1) of Section 24.

The Government of Maharashtra vide Notification No.DCA-2009/CR-8/7A dated 1st May 2011 has constituted "The Maharashtra Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board” (as per provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 18)

Functions of the Board

  • Registration of building workers as beneficiaries,
  • Issuance of identity cards to beneficiaries,
  • Maintaining of registers of beneficiaries,
  • To collect contribution of building workers, and if the beneficiary is unable to pay his contribution due to any financial hardship, the Board can waive the payment of such contribution for a period not exceeding three months at a time, are dealt with in Chapter IV.
  • Formulate and implement schemes for welfare of beneficiaries.
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