The Building and Other Construction Workers

Labour Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh

People employed in Building and other constructions works belongs to the category of unorganized labourers who are habituated to work under accident prone conditions and also under criteria of irregular employment, undefined work durations, scarcity of definite welfare facilities which make their conditions more miserable. In the scarcity of appropriate legal provisions, it was very difficult to get accurate details about accidents, assigning responsibilities to workers and beneficial ways into circulation. A need was felt to establish central laws in regard of worker’s safety and in proper organization of welfare and other aided services. Building and Construction Workers (Employment and Service - bet Regulation ) Act 1996 was established keeping in regard all the terms and condition, safety, health and welfare measures of workers.