New Delhi: The union cabinet on Thursday cleared amendments to the laws relating to construction workers’ registration and welfare and lined up the changes for parliament's approval during the winter session, an official said.

The approved amendments will be effected in the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulations of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996, and the Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Cess Act, 1996. "This amendment will streamline the process of the registration of the construction workers.

The state welfare boards will be able to consolidate their finances and incur expenditure on administrative and other purpose for their smooth functioning. The amendments will facilitate speedy implementation of these acts by the central and the state governments," an official statement said.

The cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, gave the nod to the amendments and decided to put them up before parliament for approval during the winter session, it said.


Latest News from India News Desk