HARYANA LABOUR WELFARE BOARD

 
INTRODUCTION
Constitution of Board
Functions of the Board
Welfare Schemes of the Board
Other activities of the Board
Budget of the Board

A.    INTRODUCTION

For the purpose of administering the Labour Welfare Fund and for performing such other functions as are assigned  under the Punjab Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1965, the Haryana Labour Welfare Board has been established and constituted by the Haryana Government under Section 4 of the said Act and Rules made thereunder. The various statutory provisions have been made under the said Act for the constitution of Board such as   (viz) nomination of the members, terms of office of members, casual vacancies, resignation and power of the State Government to remove members from the office, procedures of the meetings of the Board etc.  The unpaid accumulations which remain unclaimed with the establishments in Haryana have to be deposited as per Section 9 of the Act by the concerned employers within two years as unpaid amount with the Board. Besides unpaid accumulations, Section 9A of the Act requires each employer and employee to contribute twenty rupees and ten rupees per month respectively. The Fund is utilized by the Board for the welfare of industrial workers and their family members through different welfare schemes formulated under Section 10 of ibid Act.  The Board’s Head Office is located at 30-Bays Building, Room No. 51, 2nd Floor, Sector 17, Chandigarh. The Labour Commissioner, Haryana is designated as Welfare Commissioner of the Board who is the Principal Executive Officer of the Board.

B.     Functions of the Board:

          There are mainly two functions of the Board as under:-

  1. Collection of Revenue: The Board collects unpaid accumulations from employers under Section 9 of the Punjab Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1965. The unpaid accumulations which remain unclaimed with the establishments in Haryana have to be deposited by the concerned employers within two years as unpaid amount with the Board. The Board keeps that amount of workers for a period of four years and thereafter that amount is declared as abandoned property under the said Act & transferred to the Labour Welfare Fund. Secondly, under Section 9A of the Act requires each employer and employee to contribute twenty rupees and ten rupees per month respectively to the funds of the Board.
  2. Welfare Schemes:  The funds so collected  are utilized by the Board for the welfare of industrial workers and their family members by formulating and running different welfare schemes made under Section 10 of the said Act.

C.     Functions of the Board:-

          There are mainly two types of functions of the Boards which are as under:-

  1. SOURCES OF RECEIPTS OF LABOUR WELFARE BOARD :-
  2.         The sources of Fund of Labour Welfare Board comprises of the following :-

    1. Contribution from employees and employers
    2.               Under section 9-A the provision of rate of contribution from the employees working in the Industrial Establishments of Haryana State and Employers is as under:-


    3. Effective month of contribution

      Rate of contribution from employees (per month)

      Rate of contribution from employers (per month)

      Total Contribution (per month)

      Jan, 2002

      Re. One

      Rs. Two

      Rs. Three

      April, 2007

      Rs. Five

      Rs. Ten

      Rs. Fifteen

      April, 2012

      Rs. Ten

      Rs. Twenty

      Rs. Thirty

    4. Unpaid accumulations from employers :-
    5.               Under section 3 and 9 of the Punjab Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1965, any payment due to an employee but remaining unpaid with the employer for a period of two years including wages, bonus, gratuity etc. is to be transferred by the management to the Board. The Board invites claims from employees by making advertisement in two regional languages newspapers of the State continuously for two years in the month of December and by exhibiting the details of amounts on notice board of the concerned establishment in which unpaid accumulations was earned by the employee. If a claim is received within a period of four years from the date of first publication of the notice in respect of such claim, the claim is allowed to the employee concerned and in all other cases where claims are not received, the amount involved becomes abandoned property / Revenue of the Board.

    6. Voluntary Donations:-
    7.               Sometimes donations from various Donors are also received in the Board through cheques /demand drafts.

    8. Fines and Interest imposed on employers:-
    9.               Section 3 (4) (5) of the Punjab Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1965 contains provisions for payments of penalties and interests for not complying with the provisions of the Act.

    10. Interest on Investments :-
    11.               Investments of the Board in the shape of fixed deposits are earning on maximum rate of interests and form part of Board\92s receipts.

  1. Expenditure on welfare schemes:-
  2.              In order to raise standard of living of workers and their dependents, under Section 10 of the Punjab Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1965, the Board runs the following welfare schemes for contributory member workers. The limit of wage salary has been enhanced to Rs. 20000/- p.m. w.e.f. 01-01-2013 in the following schemes except of cycle, sewing machine and L.T. C. schemes. Four new schemes namely sewing machines for working women workers, L.T.C., financial assistance for participation in games and cultural activities have been launched w.e.f. 01-01-2013. The brief details of the schemes running by Haryana Labour Welfare Board is as under:-

    1. Financial help to widows/dependants to deceased industrial workers :-
    2.              In case of death of a worker for any reason, financial assistance of Rs. 1,00,000/- is given to widow/dependants. A sum of Rs. 15000/- is also given to the widow/dependants of deceased worker for cremation. The service of worker at the time of death should be atleast six months.

    3. Scholarship to the children of industrial workers :-
    4.              Scholarships ranging between Rs. 4000/- to Rs. 15,000/- to children of workers is provided on getting pass marks from class 8th to M.A. including various diplomas/ degrees of professional courses. The service of worker at the time of applying for the scheme should be at least one year.

    5. Financial assistance in the shape of Kanyadaan :-
    6.              Financial assistance in the shape of \93Kanya Daan\94 of Rs. 51000/- is provided for the marriage of daughters of Industrial Workers upto two daughters. The service of worker at the time of marriage should be at least 5 years.

    7. Financial assistance for Spectacles :-
    8.              The Board provides financial assistance of Rs.1000/- or actual cost of spectacles whichever is less to the industrial workers/their dependents for purchase of spectacles prescribed by doctor for improving their eye vision. The service of worker at the time of applying for the scheme should be at least one year.

    9. Financial Assistance for Dental care :-
    10.              The Board provides financial assistance of Rs. 2000/- and Rs. 5000/- to the industrial workers for dental cares and full denture respectively or the actual expenditure whichever is less. The amount is released to worker on medical prescription of dentist and bill of expenditure. The service of worker at the time of applying for the scheme should be at least one year.

    11. Financial help to Handicapped workers :-
    12.              Financial help of Rs.20000/- for minor disability ( upto 50% injury) and Rs. 30000/- for major disability (above 50% injury) due to accidents or any reason while performing duties is given to workers on submission of percentage of disability certificate from Hospital or Medical Board.

    13. Mukhya Mantri Shram Puruskar scheme :-
    14.              Shram Purskars are given to highly efficient, disciplined and social workers ranging between Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 1,00,000/-. The service of worker at the time of applying for the scheme should be at least three years.

    15. Women Training centre & Multi purpose Hall, Dabua Colony, Faridabad :-
    16.              A training centre for Hair & Skin Care, Cutting & Tailoring and Computer Education is being run at Dabua Colony, Faridabad in which free training is imparted to the children/dependents of industrial workers.

    17. Re-imbursement of the cost of New Cycle to the workers for the purchase :-
    18.              Under this scheme those workers whose monthly income is upto Rs. 10000/- are re-imbursed the cost of new cycle of Atlas, Hero, Avon, Hercules and BSA brands upto the cost of Rs. 3000/- or actual cost of Cycle whichever is less. The service of worker at the time of applying for the scheme should be at least two years.

    19. Financial help to the female workers/male worker\92s wife on delivery :-
    20.              Under this scheme financial assistance of Rs. 7000/-is provided on delivery to those female workers or wife of male workers who have upto two children. The service of worker at the time of applying for the scheme should be at least one year.

    21. Financial help to the worker for providing of school dress, books & note books to their female children :-
    22.              Under this scheme financial help of Rs. 2000/- is provided to the female children of the worker who are studying in 1st to 4th class and Rs.3000/- for studying in 5th to 8th class for purchase of school dress, books and note books etc. The service of worker should be at least two years.

    23. Financial assistance to the workers for the purchase of artificial limbs in the event of accident. :-
    24.              Under this scheme financial help is provided to the workers/their dependent for the purchase of artificial limbs at the rates fixed by Saket Hospital, Chandi Mandir, Panchkula. The service of worker at the time of applying for the scheme should be atleast one year.

    25. Financial assistance to the workers for the purchase of hearing machine for hearing aids :
    26.              Under this scheme financial help is provided to those industrial workers / their dependents who have lost their hearing capacity due to any reason for the purchase of hearing machine or hearing aid upto Rs. 3000/- or actual price of hearing aid/ hearing machine whichever is less. The service of worker at the time of applying for the scheme should be at least one year.

    27. Financial assistance to the Handicapped workers/their dependants for the purchase of Try Cycle:
    28.               Under this scheme financial help is provided to the industrial workers / their dependents for the purchase of Try Cycle who have lost their lower limbs due to any reason for the purchase of try-cycle upto Rs. 5000/- or actual price of try-cycle whichever is less. The service of worker at the time of applying for the scheme should be at least one year.

    29. Financial assistance to women workers for purchase of Sewing Machine.
    30.               This scheme has been introduced w.e.f. 1.1.2013. Under this scheme the working female industrial workers whose monthly income is upto Rs. 10000/- per month will be provided new Sewing Machine upto the cost of Rs. 3500/-. The service of female worker at the time of applying for the scheme should be at least two years.

    31. L.T.C to the Industrial Workers :-
    32.               This scheme has been introduced w.e.f. 1.1.2013. Under this scheme an amount of Rs. 1000/- will be given to the industrial workers in the shape of L.T.C. on the pattern of Haryana Govt. whose monthly income is upto Rs. 10000/- per month and completed 5 year services. 1st block year for this facility is 2012-2015.

    33. Financial help to the children of Industrial workers for taking part in Sports competition.:-
    34.              This scheme has been introduced w.e.f. 1.1.2013. Under this scheme financial help of Rs. 1000/- to 10400/- will be given to the children of Industrial workers for taking part in the competition of individual and group games from District Level to International Level.

    35. Financial help to children of Industrial workers for taking part in Cultural competition.:-
    36.              This scheme has been introduced w.e.f. 1.1.2013. Under this scheme financial help of Rs. 1000/- to 10400/- will be given to the children of Industrial worker for taking part in the individual and group cultural competition from District Level to International Level.

  1. GENERAL
    1. Constitution of the Board :-

      The previous constitution of Board was upto 13.12.2009. The matter of constitution of New Board is under process at the level of State Govt.

    2. Grants and Subsidies :-

      No grants or subsidies are received either from the Central Government or the State Government.

For Details of welfare scheme & forms (Hindi) thereunder Click here

D.      Other activities of the Board:

1.       Sports celebrations of labourers :
Annual sports of labourers are organized at Regional level and State level every year.

 

2.    Legal Aid : Expenditure is incurred for organizing Lok Adalats for quick disposal of the cases of workers.

Click here for details of Punjab Labour Welfare Fund Notification and order

Click here for Details of the Punjab Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1965 and Rules made there under

 

Labour Department, Haryana, 30 Bays Building, Sector 17,Chandigarh - 160 017
Email : labourcommissioner@hry.nic.in