Collection of Construction Cess
The Building and other construction workers’ welfare cess Act, 1996 come into force on the 3rd day of November, 1995. State-wise details of cess collected under the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act, 1996 and amount spent is:-
|As on 31.03.2016(Provisional)|
|Sl. No.||Name of the States/UTs.||Amount of cess collected (Rs. in Crore)||Amount spent (Rs. in Crore)|
|31||Andaman & Nicobar Island||37.02||1.33|
|33||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||3.08||0|
|34||Daman and Diu||37.17||0.54|
Section 24 of the Building and Other construction workers (Regulation of Employment and conditions of service) Act, 1996 restricts the State Welfare Board of its administrative expenses towards salaries, allowances and other remuneration to 5% of the total expenditure of the Board in that financial year.
The responsibility of collecting cess and its utilization for welfare of workers lies with the respective State Governments/UT Administrations and State Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Boards.
This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.