Labour & ESI

The Divisional Labour Office, Jeypore discharges following important functions.

  1. Maintaining industrial peace and harmony including settlement of industrial dispute, implementation of settlements as well as awards passed by industrial tribunals and labour courts matters relating to strike, lockout, layoff, retrenchment, closure and prosecution under Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.
  2. Filing of claim cases and prosecutions under Minimum Wages Act and Payment of Wages Act.
  3. Registration and Licensing under Contract labour (R & A ) Act, Interstate Migrant Workers ( RE & CS) Act, Odisha stops and Commercial Establishment Act, Motor Transport Workers Act.
  4. Registration of Trade Unions under Trade Unions Act and verification of membership of Trade Unions for recognition through secret ballot as per the verification of membership and recognition of Trade Union Rules 1994.
  5. Ensuring payment of notified minimum wages to workers particularly engaged in the unorganized sector under Minimum Wages Act.
  6. Ensuring social security benefits to the workers both in organized and unorganized sectors under (1) Maternity Benefits Act. (2) Payment Of gratuity Act (3) Workmen’s Compensation Act to both male and female workers.
  7. Providing protection to labour with special emphasis to eliminate and prevention of child labour system under child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act.
  8. Ensuring payment of equal remuneration to female workers both in organized and unorganized sector at par with workers doing same and similar work under Equal Remuneration Act.
  9. Preventing illegal and unauthorized drafting and exploitation of migrant labour through unscrupulous middle men to other states under Inter State Migrant Workmen (RE & CS) Act.
  10. Prohibition and regulation of Contract Labour system in different industries in the state under contarct labour ( Regulation and Abolition ) Act.
  11. Regulation of employment of construction workers in the state under Building and Other Construction Workers (RE & CS) Act.
  12. To provide social security and welfare of the unorganised workers(meaning home-based workers, self-employed workers or daily-wage workers) under Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act 2008 .
  13. The Odisha Labour Welfare Fund Rules is an act to provide for the constitution of a fund for the financing of activities to promote welfare of labour in the district.

Details of Programme and scheme

The Building and other Construction workers (Regulation of Employment and condition of Service) Act, 1996 (Central Act) and Rules 2002.

The Building and Other Construction Workers’ (RE&CS) Act has been enacted to regulate of employment and condition of service of Building and Other Construction Workers and to provide for their safety, health and welfare measures and for other matters connected there with or incidental there to. The Board extends the following Benefits to registered Building & Other Construction Workers

Assistance in case of accident, Death Benefit, Assistance for funeral expenses, Medical Assistance under RSBY & BKKY, Marriage Assistance, Maternity Benefit, Educational Assistance, Assistance of purchase of working tools, Assistance for purchase of bi-cycle, Assistance for purchase of Safety Equipments, Housing Assistant under Nirmana Shramik Pakka Ghar Yojana, Financial Assistance for skill upgradation, Recognition for prior learning and skill development of Construction worker etc.

Different benefits extended by the Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board.
Name Benfit
Assistance in case of accident      
Permanent total disability due to accident Rs. 1,50,000/-
b.  Loss of one limb/ eye     Rs.  80,000/-
c.  Permanent disability without loss of two limbs/ eyes       Rs.  40,000/-
Death Benefit
 Normal death   Rs. 1,00,000/-               
Accidental death Rs. 2,00,000/-
Assistance for Funeral Expenses Rs.  5,000/-
Medical expenses for treatment of major ailments (on completion of 1 year) Benefits at par with RSBY
Educational Assistance (For Girls)
For Class- 6th & 7th (Girls) Rs. 2,000/- per annum
Educational Assistance  (For Boys & Girls)
For Class-8th Rs. 2,000/- per annum
For Class- 9th Rs. 3,000/- per annum
For Class- 10th Rs.4,000/- per annuam
For Class- 11th & 12th Rs.5,000/- per annuam
For ITI Rs.  7,000/- per annum
 For Diploma/ Polytechnic Rs.10,000/- per annum
For  B. Tech/ MCA/ MBA/ B. Arch./ M. Arch./ M. Tech/ M. Sc./ B. Pharm/ M. Pharm/ Hotel Management & Catering Services/ Medical   Rs.40,000/- per annum
Marriage Assistance Rs. 25,000/-
 (on completion of 1 year)               
Maternity Benefit Rs.  10,000/-
 (on completion of 1 year)               
Assistance for Purchase of Working Tools Rs.  4,000/-
Assistance for Purchase of Bi-cycle Rs.  4,000/-
 (on completion of  1 year)                        
Assistance for Purchase of Safety Equipment(Helmet, Safety Shoe & Gloves) Rs.  1,000/-  
Housing Scheme namely Nirman Shramik Pucca Ghar Yojana (NSPGY) Rs. 1,30,000 /- (max)
(on completion of  1 year)
Nirman Shramika Pension Yojana (NSPY) Rs.300/- per month

The Unorganised Workers Social Security Act, 2007 and Rules 2010

Odisha Unorganised workers Social Security Rules 2010 has made for welfare of the unorganized workers and to provide them social security by implementing different social welfare scheme. The workers working in unorganized sectors shall be registered under this Act. The unorganized workers belonging to Street Vendors, Small Traders, Domestic Workers, Rickshaw Pullers, Auto Drivers, Cobbler, Agricultural and Forest Workers, Newspaper Hawkers, scavenger etc. shall be registered under Odisha Unorganised Social Security Act.

Benefits to be extended to the registered beneficiary/ or his family members
Name Benfit
Accident and Death benefits
Accidental Death Benefit Rs. 2,00,000/-
Normal Death Benefit Rs. 1,00,000/-
Permanent Disability Benefit due to accident Rs. 1,50,000/-
Partial Disability Benefit for loss of both limbs Rs. 80,000/-
Partiial Disability Benefit for loss of one limbs Rs. 40,000/-
Health Assistance This assistance will be extended to the beneficiary and /or family members in convergence with Health and Family Welfare Department from the existing Government Scheme.

Forms and Procedure to apply

Every construction worker has to apply in prescribed form with registration fee amounting to Rs.20/- by enclosing

  1. Photo copy of Voter ID Card
  2. Photo copy of Adhaar Card
  3. Photo copy Bank Pass Book
  4. 4 passport size photo
  5. The application form needs to be certified by the trade Union,
  6. Register employee or Inspector (Employment certificate).

Every unorganized worker who has completed eighteen years of age, but has not completed sixty years of age and who has been engaged in any unorganized sector shall be eligible for registration of beneficiary under Act.

  • Application Form in Form-I
  • He/She shall furnish a self certificate (as given in Form-I)
  • The registration of workers shall be Rs.30/- and fee for annual renewal shall be Rs.50/-. The fee for any change of nominations and for issue of duplicate identity cards shall be Rs. 20/-(excluding photo of the beneficiary).

Who to contact:

District Labour Officer, Jeypore

The following no. of beneficiary benefited from Odisha Building and Construction Workers Welfare Board till February,2018.
Assistance No. of Beneficiary
Safety Equipments 5177
Working Tools 3297
Bi-Cycle 6833
Education Assistance 1792
Marriage 47
Maternity 55
Death Assistance 61
Funeral Assistance 61
Total 17542

Success Stories

  • One Sri Basupati Muduli of Doksibeda village under Dasmanthpur Block has been repatriated from Hoshiarpur district of Punjab state in the year 2015 who has been missing since 10 years.
  • 4 migrant labourer of Kebidi G.P under Jeypore Block who died in the railway track near Egmore Railway station, Chennai, Tamilnadu state in the year 2016 . Labour officials along with the relative identified their dead bodies and repatriated from Chennai Municipality hospital for handed over the same to their family .
  • One Miss Pasagadgu Sion Kumari of Koraput Block has received an amount of Rs.40,000/- towards educational Benefit for higher studied from Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board.