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)
1 Andhra Pradesh 1153.61 205.46
2 Arunachal Pradesh 65.36 51.6
3 Assam 468.58 9.28
4 Bihar 695.03 71.46
5 Chhattisgarh 581.84 355.19
6 Goa 69.03 0
7 Gujarat 1254.91 21.24
8 Haryana 1546.56 115.87
9 Himachal Pradesh 288.44 25.4
10 J&K 455.73 154.83
11 Jharkhand 251.01 98.5
12 Karnataka 3388 205
13 Kerala 1265.29 1195.88
14 Madhya Pradesh 1575.62 552.04
15 Maharashtra 3799.74 217.66
16 Manipur 21 10.99
17 Meghalaya 80.02 0.93
18 Mizoram 34.1 20.8
19 Nagaland 20.06 3.34
20 Odisha 941.19 120.06
21 Punjab 773.36 285.75
22 Rajasthan 1217.76 242.11
23 Sikkim 64.67 20.68
24 Tamil Nadu 1411.49 506.78
25 Telangana 231.02 39.31
26 Tripura 115.32 8.72
27 Uttar Pradesh 2220.06 346.81
28 Uttarakhand 129.23 14.09
29 West  Bengal 1071.86 557.68
30 Delhi 1536 174.71
31 Andaman & Nicobar Island 37.02 1.33
32 Chandigarh 75.83 4.9
33 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 3.08 0
34 Daman and Diu 37.17 0.54
35 Lakshadweep 4.26 0
36 Puducherry 78.93 45.86
Total 26962.18 5684.8

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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