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Mandatory Online Filing Of Unified Annual Return Under Building & Other Construction Workers (Regulation Of Employment & Conditions Of Service) Act, 1996

Ministry of Labour and Employment Notification G.S.R. 1596(E) dated the 29th December, 2017.—Whereas, a draft of certain rules further to amend the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Central Rules, 1998, was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, section 3, sub-section (i) vide notification number G.S.R. 1336 (E), dated the 27th October, 2017, inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby before the expiry of thirty days from the date on which the copies of the Official Gazette containing the said notification were made available to the public;

And whereas, the copies of the said Official Gazette were made available to the public on the 27th October, 2017;

And whereas, no objections and suggestions were received from public on the said draft rules;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 62 of the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 (27 of 1996), the Central Government, after consultation with the expert committee, hereby makes the following rules, further to amend the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Central Rules, 1998, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Central (Amendment) Rules, 2017.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Building and Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Central Rules, 1998,-

(a) in rule 23, in sub-rule (1), for the words and figure “in Form I annexed to these rules”, the words and figures “in Form XIII annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017” shall be substituted;

(b) in rule 242,-
(i) for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:- 
“(1) Every employer of a registered establishment shall file a Unified Annual Return online in Form XIV annexed to the Rationalisation of Forms and Reports under Certain Labour Laws Rules, 2017, on the Shram Suvidha Portal of the Ministry of Labour and Employment on or before the 1st day of February following the end of the year to which it relates.”; 
(ii) sub-rule (2) shall be omitted;
(c) Form XXV shall be omitted.



Note:- The Building and Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Central Rules, 1998 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, section 3, sub-section (i) vide notification number G.S.R. 689(E), dated the 19th November,1998 and lastly amended vide notification number G.S.R. 294(E),dated the 28th March, 2017.

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