Section 21 in The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996

Title: Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of the Boards

Description: No act or proceedings of a Board shall be invalid merely by reason of— (a) any vacancy in, or any defect in the constitution of, the Board; or (b) any defect in the appointment of a person acting as a member of the Board; or (c) any irregularity in the procedure of the Board not affecting the merits of the case.

Title: Functions of the Boards

Description: (1) The Board may— (a) provide immediate assistance to a beneficiary in case of accident; (b) make payment of pension to the beneficiaries who have completed the age of sixty years; (c) sanction loans and advances to a beneficiary for construction of a house not exceeding such amount and on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed; (d) pay such amount in connection with premia for Group Insurance Scheme of the beneficiaries as it may deem fit; (e) give such financial assistance for the education of children of the beneficiaries as may be prescribed; (f) meet such medical expenses for treatment of major ailments of a beneficiary or, such dependant, as may be prescribed; (g) make payment of maternity benefit to the female beneficiaries; and (h) make provision and improvement of such other welfare measures and facilities as may be prescribed. (2) The Board may grant loan or subsidy to a local authority or an employer in aid of any scheme approved by the State Government for the purpose connected with the welfare of building workers in any establishment. (3) The Board may pay annually grants-in-aid to a local authority or to an employer who provides to the satisfaction of the Board welfare measures and facilities of the standard specified by the Board for the benefit of the building workers and the members of' their family, so, however, that the amount payable as grants-in-aid to any local authority or employer shall not exceed— (a) the amount spent in providing welfare measures and facilities as determined by the State Government or any person specified by it in this behalf, or (b) such amount as may be prescribed, whichever is less: Provided that no grant-in-aid shall be payable in respect of any such welfare measures and facilities where the amount spent thereon determined as aforesaid is less than the amount prescribed in this behalf.

Title: Grants and loans by the Central Government

Description: The Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, make to a Board grants and loans of such sums of money as the Government may consider necessary.

Title: Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Fund and its application

Description: (1) There shall be constituted by a Board a fund to be called the Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Fund and there shall be credited thereto— (a) any grants and loans made to the Board by the Central Government under section 23; (b) all contributions made by the beneficiaries; (c) all sums received by the Board from such other sources as may be decided by the Central Government. (2) The Fund shall be applied for meeting— (a) expenses of the Board in the discharge of its functions under section 22; and (b) salaries, allowances and other remuneration of the members, officers and other employees of the Board; (c) expenses on objects and for purposes authorised by this Act. (3) No Board shall, in any financial year, incur expenses towards salaries, allowances and other remuneration to its members, officers and other employees and for meeting the other administrative expenses exceeding five per cent. of its total expenses during that financial year

Title: Budget

Description: The Board shall prepare, in such form and at such time each financial year, as may be prescribed, its budget for the next financial year, showing the estimated receipts and expenditure of the Board and forward the same to the State Government and the Central Government.