The Karnataka Labour Welfare Fund Act,1965

This act provides for the constitution of a fund for financing and conducting activities to promote welfare of labour in the State of Karnataka.  Under the Act, the employee, employer and the State Government have to contribute at the rate of 6:12:6 respectively per employee per annum. A separate board is constituted for this purpose under the Act with the members of employers, employees and state representatives.

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RETURNS15 January
  • Any Establishment/Employer employing 50 or more persons
  • All employees who are employed for wages to do any work skilled/unskilled/manual/clerical,in an establishment
Last updated on: 02 July 2021



  • Factories, Motor Omni Bus Services, Plantations, and Workshops.
  • Shops and Commercial Establishments, Charitable Trusts, and Societies registered under Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1960 who employed more than fifty persons on any working day during the preceding twelve months.
  • Applicable only to the employees who are doing skilled or unskilled, manual or clerical work. It is not applicable to Supervisors, Managers, and other Officers.
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