Labour Welfare Fund (LWF) Act

Labour welfare refers to all the facilities for labourers to improve their working conditions, provide social security, and raise their standard of living. Several state legislatures have enacted an Act exclusively focusing on the welfare of the workers, known as the Labour Welfare Fund Act. We tell you all about it here!

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Select a state from the list below to see information for that state.

What is Labour Welfare Fund?

Labour Welfare Fund is a fund contributed by Employer, Employee and in some states by the Government as well. The purpose of these welfare funds is to provide housing, medical care, educational, and recreational facilities to the workers and their dependents.

Distinct Labour Welfare Fund Act and Labour Welfare Fund Rule are framed for different states & Union Territories. Click on a state below for more details.

How Does Labour Welfare Fund Help Workers?

The Labour Welfare Fund (LWF) is managed by the Labour Board which provides a number of welfare schemes for workers. The schemes provide support in three broad areas as follows.

Improving Standard of Living

  • Providing nutritious food, educational facilities, and scholarships to the children of employees
  • medical facilities to the private and public sector workers and their families
  • housing facilities at concessional schemes and rates

Offering Better Work Conditions

Furnishing facilities for workers and employees such as commuting to work (transport), reading rooms, libraries, vocational training programs, excursions and tours, recreational facilities at the workplace, etc.

Providing Social Security

Arranging medical treatments, schemes for certain industries and subsidiary occupations for women, unemployed persons, etc.

The amount of fund, rate, and periodicity of contribution is decided by the respective State Labour Welfare Board. The contribution may be made every month or once in six months (half-yearly) or once in a year (annually) as per the prescribed quantum and remitted to appropriate Labor Welfare Fund Board in prescribed Form before the due date specified under the Act.

Currently, this Act is enacted and applicable in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana & West Bengal.

Benefits of Labour Welfare Fund For Employers

  • Refined Industrial Relations
  • Improvement in work efficiency
  • Elevated Morale
  • Improved Mental and Moral Health
  • Better Outlook of Employers
  • Social Benefits

Notifications

Labour Welfare Fund (Gujarat) (Amendment) Rules,2021

11 Aug, 2021
The Labour Department of Gujarat has notified the amendments in the Labour Welfare Fund (Gujarat) Rules, 1962. The Amendment removes the provisions of Section 3-AA (1)(a) and Form 'A' in the Appendix from the Rules.
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Haryana Government provides financial schemes to support dependents of deceased

15 Jun, 2021
The Government of Haryana has recommended the establishments in Gurugram to utilize the financial schemes that are available under the Labour Welfare Funds and Mukhya Mantri Shramik Suraksha Yojna for supporting the dependants of the deceased and to manage the funeral expenses.

Punjab introduces online payment mode to remit Labour Welfare Fund contribution

05 Apr, 2021
Every employer should pay the Labour Welfare Fund contribution for both the employer and employee before 31st December of every year through online mode in favour of Welfare Commissioner.
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