Section 4 in The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996

Title: State Advisory Committee

Description: (1) The State Government shall constitute a committee to be called the State Building and Other Construction Workers' Advisory Committee (hereinafter referred to as the State Advisory Committee) to advise the State Government on such matters arising out of the administration of this Act as may be referred to it. (2) The State Advisory Committee shall consist of— (a) a Chairperson to be appointed by the State Government; (b) two members of the State Legislature to be elected from the State Legislature--members; (c) a member to be nominated by the Central Government; (d) the Chief Inspector--member, ex officio; (e) such number of other members, not exceeding eleven, but not less than seven, as the State Government may nominate to represent the employers, building workers, associations of architects, engineers, accident insurance institutions and any other interests which, in the opinion of the State Government, ought to be represented on the State Advisory Committee. (3) The number of persons to be appointed as members from each of the categories specified in clause (e) of sub-section (2), the term of office and other conditions of service of, the procedure to be followed in the discharge of their functions by, and the manner of filling vacancies among, the members of State Advisory Committee shall be such as may be prescribed: Provided that the number of members nominated to represent the building workers shall not be less than the number of members nominated to represent the employers. STATE AMENDMENT Maharashtra Amendment of section 4 of 27 of 1996.--In section 4 of the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 (27 of 1996), in its application to the State of Maharashtra, in sub-section (2), for clause (b), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-- "(b) two members of the State Legislature, of whom one shall be nominated by the Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly from amongst the members of the State Legislative Assembly and one by the Chairman of the State Legislative Council form amongst the members of the State Legislative Council.. members;”. [Vide Maharashtra Act 4 of 2016, s. 5].

Title: Expert committees

Description: (1) The appropriate Government may constitute one or more expert committees consisting of persons specially qualified in building or other construction work for advising that Government for making rules under this Act. (2) The members of the expert committee shall be paid such fees and allowances for attending the meetings of the committee as may be prescribed: Provided that no fee or allowances shall be payable to a member who is an officer of Government or of any body corporate established by or under any law for the time being in force.

Title: Appointment of registering officers

Description: The appropriate Government may, by order notified in the Official Gazette,-- (a) appoint such persons, being Gazetted Officers of Government, as it thinks fit, to be the registering officers for the purposes of this Act; and (b) define the limits within which a registering officer shall exercise the powers conferred on him by or under this Act.

Title: Registration of establishments

Description: (1) Every employer shall,-- (a) in relation to an establishment to which this Act applies on its commencement, within a period of sixty days from such commencement; and (b) in relation to any other establishment to which this Act may be applicable at any time after such commencement, within a period of sixty days from the date on which this Act becomes applicable to such establishment, make an application to the registering officer for the registration of such establishment: Provided that the registering officer may entertain any such application after the expiry of the periods aforesaid, if he is satisfied that the applicant was prevented by sufficient cause from making the application within such period. (2) Every application under sub-section (1) shall be in such form and shall contain such particulars and shall be accompanied by such fees as may be prescribed. (3) After the receipt of an application under sub-section (1), the registering officer shall register the establishment and issue a certificate of registration to the employer thereof in such form and within such time and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed. (4) Where, after the registration of an establishment under this section, any change occurs in the ownership or management or other prescribed particulars in respect of such establishment, the particulars regarding such change shall be intimated by the employer to the registering officer within thirty days of such change in such form as may be prescribed.

Title: Revocation of registration in certain cases

Description: If the registering officer is satisfied, either on a reference made to him in this behalf or otherwise, that the registration of any establishment has been obtained by misrepresentation or suppression of any material fact or that the provisions of this Act are not being complied with in relation to any work carried on by such establishment, or that for any other reason the registration has become useless or ineffective and, therefore, requires to be revoked, he may, after giving an opportunity to the employer of the establishment to be heard, revoke the registration.