The Building and Other Construction Workers

Labour Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Chapter II

The advisory committees and expert committees

3. Central Advisory Committee.-

(1) The Central Government shall, as soon as may be, constitute a Committee to be called the Central Building and Other Construction Workers' Advisory Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Central Advisory Committee) to advise the Central Government on such matters arising out of the administration of this Act as may be referred to it.

(2) The Central Advisory Committee shall consist of-

  • a Chairperson to be appointed by the Central Government;
  • three Members of Parliament of whom two shall be elected by the House of the People and one by the Council of States-members;
  • the Director-General-member, ex officio;
  • such number of other members, not exceeding thirteen but not less nine, as the Central Government may nominate to represent the employers, building workers, associations of architects, engineers, accident insurance institutions and any other interests which, in the opinion of the Central Government, ought to be represented on the Central Advisory Committee.

(3) The number of persons to be appointed as members from each of the categories specified in clause (d) of sub-section (2), the term of office and other conditions of service of the procedure to be followed in the discharge of their functions by, and the manner of filling vacancies among, the members of the Central Advisory Committee shall be such as may be prescribed:
Provided that the members nominated to represent the building workers shall not be less than the number of members nominated to represent the employers.

(4) It is hereby declared that the office of member of the Central Advisory Committee shall not disqualify its holder for being chosen as, or for being, a Member of either House of Parliament.

Comments
The Central Government has been empowered to constitute the Central Building and Other Construction Workers' Advisory Committee. The Committee shall consist of a Chairperson, three Members of Parliament, the Director General of Inspection, not more than thirteen but not less than nine persons nominated by Government to represent the employers, building workers, association of architects, engineers, accident insurance institutions and other interests.

4. State Advisory Committee.-

(1) The State Government shall constitute a committee to be called the State Building and Other Construction Workers' Advisory Committee (hereinafter referred to as the State Advisory Committee) to advise the State Government on such matters arising out of the administration of this Act as may be referred to it.

(2) The State Advisory Committee shall consist of-

  • a Chairperson to be appointed by the State Government;
  • two members of the State Legislature to be elected from the State Legislature-members:
  • a member to be nominated by the Central Government;
  • the Chief Inspector-member, ex officio;
  • such member of other members, not exceeding eleven, but not less than seven as the State Government may nominate to represent the employers, building workers, associations of architects, engineers, accident insurance institutions and any other interests which, in the opinion of the State Government, ought to be represented on the State Advisory Committee.

(3) The number of persons to be appointed as members from each of the categories specified in clause (e) of sub-section (2), the term of office and other conditions of service of the procedure to be followed in the discharge of their functions by, and the manner of filling vacancies among, the members of State Advisory Committee shall be such as may be prescribed:
Provided that the number of members nominated to represent the building workers shall not be less than the number of members nominated to represent the employers.

Comments
The State Government has been empowered to constitute the State Building and Other Construction Workers' Advisory Committee for the State. The committee shall consist of a Chairperson, two of the Legislature, a member to be nominated by the Central Government, the Chief Inspector of Inspection, not more than eleven not less seven persons nominated by the State Government to represent the employers, building workers, associations of architects. Engineers, accident insurance institutions and any other interests.

5. Expert Committees.-

(1) The appropriate Government may constitute one or more expert committees consisting of persons specially qualified in building or other construction work for advising that Government for making rules under this Act.

(2) The members of the expert committee shall be paid such fees and allowances for attending the meetings of the committee as may be prescribed:

Provided that no fee or allowances shall be payable to a member who is an officer of Government or of any body corporate established by or under any law for the time being in force.

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