J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board

Government of Jammu & Kashmir

Introduction

With the object to regulate the employment and conditions of service and to provide safety, health and welfare measures for the building and other construction workers, which is most vulnerable segment of the second largest unorganized labour sector in India after agriculture, the central Govt. has enacted the legislations, namely-“The Building and Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996”. Further, the state Government under the said Act, has also framed the rules namely, “The J&K Building and Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2006” as notified vide SRO-232 of 2006. Under section 18 of above stated Act, the State Government constituted the Board, namely ,”J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board” in 2010 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Minister for labour and employment and Representatives of Government and Workers in equal numbers.

The Board May:
  1. Provide immediate assistance to a beneficiary in the case of accident.
  2. Make payment of Pension to the beneficiaries who have completed the age of sixty years.
  3. 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.
The BOCW Board
Vide SRO 355 dated 7th October, 2015 and Govt. Order No. 36-L&E of 2017 dated 15-06-2017
S.No. Present Composition Of Board Designation
1 Advisor to Hon’ble Lt Governor, Labour and Employment Department J&K Chairperson
Central Government Nominee
2 Welfare Commissioner(HQ), Ministry of Labour & Employment, GOI, New Delhi Member
Members representing the Union Territory Government
3 Administrative Secretary to Government, Finance Department, Civil Secretariat, Srinagar/ Jammu Member
4 Administrative Secretary to Government, Labour and Employment Department, Civil Secretariat, Srinagar/ Jammu Member
5 Administrative Secretary to Government, Social Welfare Department, Civil Secretariat, Srinagar/ Jammu Member
6 Administrative Secretary to Government, Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs, Civil Secretariat, Srinagar/ Jammu Member
7 Administrative Secretary to Government, Housing & Urban Department Civil Secretariat, Srinagar/ Jammu Member
Members representing Employers/ Principal Employers
8 Administrative Secretary to Government, Power Development Department Civil Secretariat, Srinagar/ Jammu Member
9 Administrative Secretary to Government, PW (R&B) Department Civil Secretariat, Srinagar/ Jammu Member
10 Administrative Secretary to Government, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Department Civil Secretariat, Srinagar/ Jammu Member
11 Administrative Secretary to Government, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Civil Secretariat, Srinagar/ Jammu Member
12 Labour Commissioner/ Chief Inspector of Inspections under Building and Other Construction Workers (RE&CS) Act, 1996, J&K Government, Srinagar/ Jammu Member
Member Representing Building and Other Construction Workers
13 President/ Representative of registered Labour Union/ NGO Member
14 President/ Representative of registered Labour Union/ NGO Member
15 President/ Representative of registered Labour Union/ NGO Member
16 President/ Representative of registered Labour Union/ NGO Member
17 President/ Representative of registered Labour Union/ NGO Member