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West Bengal Labour Welfare Board

It was constituted under the West Bengal Labour Welfare Fund Act,1974.Section 11 of the Act provides the general pattern of welfare activities to be undertaken by the Board.The Board conducts its activities mainly through a network of 49 Labour Welfare Centres and 4 Holiday Homes spread over in different industrial and plantation areas of the State.

The Board is a tripartite body consisting of members representing the employers,the employees and independent persons including women together with Government Officials nominated by the State Government.The Welfare Commissioner,West Bengal Labour Welfare Board is the member-Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

SCHOLARSHIP AND STIPEND

A sum of Rs 15,00,000/-only has been provided in the budget of the Board during the financial yearof 2008-2009 for payment of Scholarship/Stipend and Stipend for Vocational Training to the meritorious wards of the workers/employees.The workers of the factories/establishments/plantations drawing salary not exceeding Rs 10,000/- pm and whose wards secure 65% marks in the Madhyamik Examination are entitled to receive the Scholarship and the employees drawing wages not exceeding Rs.60,000 yearly is entitled to receive the stipend.

STIPEND FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING

The Board has introduced a new scheme of awarding stipend to the wards of contributing employees for undergoing vocational training course for the duration not exceeding one year in reputed technical institutions /industrial training institutions of West Bengal.The eligibility criteria are:

a)  The guardian of the applicant must be a contributing emplyee and his/her employer must be a regular contributor to the Board.In case of liocked out factories,if the guardian of the applicant is a recipient of Financial assistance under FAWLOI and his /her employer was a regular contributor to the Board,the sons and daughters of such employees are also eligible to apply.

b)  Annual income of the guardian should not exist Rs 42000.

c)  Students should pass at least class VIII.

d)  Ages of the students must not exceed 25 years as on 1st January of the year in which advertisement is published.

The courses conducted by the board include plumbing,tailoring,silkscreen painting,beauticulture and health care,selding,lamination etc.

The Board has introduced the programme of conducting computer training at 20 different labour Welfare Centres including Durgapur and North Bengal in association with Webel.

Last Modified  :  24/08/2010