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BOCW – Regulations

BOCW – Regulations

Fixing hours for the normal working days, etc.

The appropriate Government may, by rules.-
(a) fix the number of hours of work which shall constitute a normal working day for a building worker, inclusive of one or more specified intervals;

(b) provide for a day of rest in every period of seven days which shall be allowed to all building workers and for the payment of remuneration in respect of such days of rest;

(c) provide for payment of work on a day of rest at a rate not less than the overtime rate specified in section 29.

(2) The provisions of sub-section (1) shall, in relation to the following classes of building workers, apply only to such extent, and subject to such conditions, as may be prescribed, namely:-
(a) persons engaged on urgent work, or in any emergency which could not have been foreseen or prevented;

(b) persons engaged in work in the nature of preparatory or complementary work which must necessarily be carried on outside the normal hours of work laid down in the rules;

(c) persons engaged in any work which for technical reasons has to be completed before the day is over:

(d) persons engaged in a work which could not be carried on except at times dependant on the irregular action of natural forces.

COMMENTS

The government has been empowered to fix the number of hours of work for a building worker, to provide for a day of rest in every period of 7 days and for the payment of remuneration in respect of such days of rest, to provide for payment of work on a day of rest at a rate not less than the overtime rate.

Wages for overtime work.

(1) Where any building work is required to work on any day in excess of the number of hours constituting a normal working day he shall be entitled to wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages.

(2) For the purposes of this section, “ordinary rates of wages” means tile basic wages plus such allowances as tile worker is for the time being entitled to but does not include any bonus.