The objective of this service is to collect subscription amount from building and construction workers and deposit the amount into building and construction workers welfare fund from which the benefit can be disbursed for construction workers. The construction industry of india is an important indicator of the development as it creates investment opportunities across various related sectors.
Construction safety has been made legally enforceable after the enactment of the building and other.
Building construction worker india. The building and other construction workers act is a social welfare legislation that aims to benefit workers engaged in building and construction activities across india. Photograph by frédéric soltan corbis via getty images. Construction manpower in india construction manpower by trades in civic and social infrastructure sector 000 persons year.
Surprisingly while it aims for greatness the sector is also one where the workforce is forced to work in deplorable conditions with no. The construction sector is one of the largest employment generators in india and the country will need approximately 76 5 million workers in the building construction and real estate sector by 2022. As many construction workers are internal migrants from other parts of india the risks of irregular work are even greater.
So 2899 september 26 1996 orders for collecting cess at the rate of 1 of the total cost of construction excluding land value have been issued. Construction workers make up the largest share of non farm jobs after manufacturing and most live hand to mouth. We also aim at making our construction market the third largest globally by 2025.
Read more on women in india s informal construction industry women account for half of india s construction workforce but remain marginalized and concentrated at the bottom of the industry hierarchy. Makeshift shelters at a building site in noida near delhi india. There are many legislation clauses providing safeguards for contract workers in india.
With a share of around 8 2 the construction industry has contributed an estimated 670 778 crores us 131 billion to the national gdp at factor cost in 2011 12 the industry is fragmented with a handful of major companies involved in the. Construction workers regulation of employment and condition of service act 1996 must be ensured in the 29 states and 6 uts to protect the construction workers from serious. User registration is required for accessing the service.
As per section 3 1 of the building and other construction workers welfare cess act 1996 and central government notification no. As per the government of india the construction sector contributes to 9 of the gdp and employs 44 million workers becoming the second largest employer in india in 2017.