ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Construction Workers

Amending the Law for More Safety

Workers' registration rate and utilisation of cess funds in the state construction welfare boards are extremely low in many states. A recent cabinet proposal to amend the Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996, would simplify the process of registration for workers and consequently enable fuller utilisation of funds. The amendment could also improve the availability of statistics on construction workers in general and on fatalities in particular - an area for which there are no statistics currently available.

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