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THE BUILDINGS AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION WORKERS (REGULATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) ACT, 1996

Title : THE BUILDINGS AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION WORKERS (REGULATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) ACT, 1996

Year : 1996



An employer shall be responsible for providing constant and adequate supervision of any building or other construction work in his establishment as to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Act relating to safety and for taking all practical steps necessary to prevent accidents.



(1) An employer shall be responsible for payment of wages to each building worker employed by him and such wages shall be paid on or before such date as may be prescribed.

(2) In case the contractor fails to make payment of compensation in respect of a building worker employed by him, where he is liable to make such payment when due, or makes short payment thereof, then in the case of death or disablement of the building worker, the employer shall be liable to make payment of that compensation in full or the unpaid balance due in accordance with the provisions of the Workmens compensation Act 1923 (8 of 1923), and recover the amount so paid from the contractor either by deduction from any amount payable to the contractor under any contract or as a debt payable by the contractor.




(1) An employer shall, at least thirty days before the comm -encement of any building or other construction work, send or cause to be sent to the Inspector having jurisdiction in the area where the proposed building or other construction work is to be executed, a written notice containing-

(a) The name and situation of the place where the buildings or other construction work is proposed to be carried on;

(b) The name and address of the person who is undertaking the building or other construction work;

(c) The address to which communications relating to the building or other construction work may be sent;

(d) The nature of the work involved and the facilities, including any plant and machinery, provided;

(e) The arrangements for the storage of explosives, if any, to be used in the building or other construction work,

(f) The, number of workers likely to be employed during the various stages of building or other construction work;

(g) The name and designation of the person who will be in overall charge of the building or other construction work at the site;

(h) The approximate duration of the work;

(i) Such other matters as may be prescribed.

(2) Where any change occurs in any of the particulars furnished under sub-section (1), the employer shall intimate the change to the Inspector within two days of such change.

(3) Nothing contained in sub-section (1) shall apply in case of such class of building or other construction work as the appropriate
Government may by notification specify to be emergent works.

Last updated on May, 2016

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