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Document ID (ISN)102381
CIS number 03-1222
ISSN - Serial title 0301-4746 - Industrial Safety Chronicle
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mukhopadhyay S.K.
Title Enforcement of Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Service) Central Rules 1998 - Experience in implementation
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 2002, Vol.XXXIII, No.3, p.26-31.
Abstract The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulations of Employment and Conditions of Service) Central Rules 1998 were introduced in India in order to regulate safety, health and working conditions in the construction industry. This article discusses the experience in implementing these regulations. During the period from January 2001 to February 2002, labour inspection officers conducted 1930 inspections and filed 132 prosecution cases for violations pertaining to safety or other provisions of the legislation. A number of recommendations are made for improving the implementation of the legislation, including better definitions of duties between central and state government bodies, appointing more inspectors, providing them with appropriate training and extending their powers of enforcement.
Descriptors (primary) India; construction industry; enforcement; legislation; labour inspection; role of government
Descriptors (secondary) conditions of work; safety and health training; role of labour inspection; penalties
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Construction industry and civil engineering