Collection of Construction Cess

By | July 20, 2016
(Last Updated On: July 20, 2016)

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)
1Andhra Pradesh1153.61205.46
2Arunachal Pradesh65.3651.6
3Assam468.589.28
4Bihar695.0371.46
5Chhattisgarh581.84355.19
6Goa69.030
7Gujarat1254.9121.24
8Haryana1546.56115.87
9Himachal Pradesh288.4425.4
10J&K455.73154.83
11Jharkhand251.0198.5
12Karnataka3388205
13Kerala1265.291195.88
14Madhya Pradesh1575.62552.04
15Maharashtra3799.74217.66
16Manipur2110.99
17Meghalaya80.020.93
18Mizoram34.120.8
19Nagaland20.063.34
20Odisha941.19120.06
21Punjab773.36285.75
22Rajasthan1217.76242.11
23Sikkim64.6720.68
24Tamil Nadu1411.49506.78
25Telangana231.0239.31
26Tripura115.328.72
27Uttar Pradesh2220.06346.81
28Uttarakhand129.2314.09
29West  Bengal1071.86557.68
30Delhi1536174.71
31Andaman & Nicobar Island37.021.33
32Chandigarh75.834.9
33Dadra & Nagar Haveli3.080
34Daman and Diu37.170.54
35Lakshadweep4.260
36Puducherry78.9345.86
Total26962.185684.8

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.

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