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WEST BENGAL LABOUR WELFARE FUND ACT (6)

Ans- The Act is applicable to
i) Factories as defined under the Factories Act, 1948,
ii) Tramway or Motor Transport Undertaking,
iii) Commercial establishment within the meaning of the provision of West Bengal Shops & Establishments Act, 1963 employing 10 or more persons
iv) All establishments within the meaning of ‘establishment for public entertainment or amusement’ as defined in clause (6) of section 2 of the West Bengal Shops & Establishments Act, 1963 (West Bengal Act XIII of 1963 ).

Ans- An employer of every establishment shall pay the employee’s contribution and employer’s contribution to the Welfare Commissioner, West Bengal Labour Welfare Board by Cheque or in Cash or by Money Order along with a statement giving full particulars in “From-D”

After payment of contribution each employer shall obtain Money Receipt as a token of payment from the Office of the Welfare Commissioner where payment is made.

Ans- If any employer fails to pay any contribution under the Act or fails to comply with any of the requirements of the Act or Rules framed thereunder or if any person will fully obstruct an Inspector in the exercise of his power or discharge of his duty or fails to produce for inspection on demand by an Inspector any register maintainable under the Act and the Rules made thereunder, he shall be punishable with imprisonment or with fine or with both.

Ans- Every employer shall pay half-yearly contribution of each employee and Employer’s contribution in respect of each such employee for the period ending on 30th June before 15th day of July and for the period ending on 31st December before 15th day of July and for the period ending on 31st December before 15th day of January of every year.

Ans- The employee’s contribution is Rs3/- half-yearly basis and the employers’ contribution in respect of each employee is Rs.6/- half-yearly basis.

Ans- All persons employed to do any work skilled or manual or clerical or technical or supervisory (excepting Supervisor working mainly in managerial capacity and drawing wages exceeding Rs. 1,600/- per month), Persons working as Sales Promotion employee, Contact labour are also covered under the Act.

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