Key Elements of BOCW Act :
“BOCW” clarifies the followings :
BOCW Act 1996, which has been passed by the legislature and approved by the President of India.
BOCW Central Rules 1998, on the other hand, help in governing the above law
Key elements of BOCW ACT 1996: Important Points (THE BUILDING AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ACT)
It’s an Act:
to regulate the employment and working circumstances of building and other construction workers
to provide for their safety, health, and welfare measures
to provide for other things associated with or incidental to the foregoing.
The Act’s Applicability:
It covers the entire country of India.
It will be assumed to have entered into force on March 1, 1996.
It applies to every establishment that employs or had employed ten or more building workers in any building or other construction work on any day in the preceding twelve months.
There are 11 Chapters and 64 Sections in this Act.
CHAPTER II – THE ADVISORY COMMITTEES AND EXPERT COMMITTEES : (Section 1 to 2)
CHAPTER III – REGISTRATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS : (Section 6 to 10)
CHAPTER IV – REGISTRATION OF BUILDING WORKERS AS BENEFICIARIES : (Section 11 to 17)
CHAPTER V – BUILDING AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION WORKERS’ WELFARE BOARDS : (Section 18 to 27)
CHAPTER VI – HOURS OF WORK, WELFARE MEASURES AND OTHER CONDITIONS OF SERVICE OF BUILDING WORKERS : (Section 28 to 37)
CHAPTER VII – SAFETY AND HEALTH MEASURES : (Section 38 to 41)
CHAPTER VIII – INSPECTING STAFF : (Section 42 to 43)
CHAPTER IX – SPECIAL PROVISIONS : (Section 44 to 46)
CHAPTER X – PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE : (Section 47 to 55)
CHAPTER XI – MISCELLANEOUS : (Section 56 & 64)