After agriculture, most of the labourers are employed in construction sector in
state of Bihar. Construction Labourers have to work under difficult working conditions
and their works are totally temporary in nature. Construction works are done mostly
in open, which widens the possibilities of accidents. Keeping in view the welfare
of construction workers of unorganized sector, Central Government has formulated
Building and other Construction Workers (regulation of employment and condition
of service) Act 1996 and Building and other Construction Workers Cess Act 1996.
Following which, Bihar Building and other Construction Workers (regulation of employment
and condition of service) Rule 2005 has been formulated by the State Government.
In the light of the provisions of the above said Act and Rules, Govt. of Bihar has
constituted Bihar Building and other Construction Welfare Board in the month of
February, 2008 for the welfare of Construction Workers. Principal Secretary/Secretary,
Labour Resource Department in ex-officio chairman and Secretary of the Board functions
as CEO of the Board which are equivalent to the post of the Joint Labour Commissioner.