The Labor department in Odisha aims to provide benefits to nirman shramiks through various schemes which are defined here:-
Grant of Marriage assistance for marriage of Self / Dependent girl child
Applicant can apply for their daughters marriage benefit or if the applicant is a women then they can apply for their own marriage. Capture the groom and bride date of birth. The Groom should be above 18 years. At the time of registration, if the women application have mentioned as married, then she is not eligible for applying marriage benefit for herself.
Odisha BOCW board shall extend an amount of Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand) only towards marriage assistance to the unmarried beneficiary on her marriage or marriage of two unmarried girl children who are of above 18 years of age subject to a minimum of one year as registered beneficiary.
In case, both the spouses are registered beneficiaries, either of them will be eligible to get the benefit of marriage assistance. In case of self-marriage, the benefit can be availed by any beneficiary only once during her lifetime.
Grant of Funeral Expenses
The board shall extend an amount of Rs. 5,000 (Rupees Five thousand) as funeral assistance to the nominee / legal heir of the deceased beneficiary, in case of death of a registered beneficiary.
Death Benefits can be applied in the event of death of a registered applicant. In case there are multiple nominees then the benefit is paid to all the nominees. Payment of death benefit shall be made available within a period of sixty days from the date of submission of death application.
In case of more than one legal heir, an affidavit shall be obtained from all legal heirs regarding who will receive the assistance on their behalf. In case of accidental death on the construction site, assistance will be extended to the nominee or legal heir as the case may be, of the deceased beneficiary irrespective of his place of death.
In case, the nominee is a minor, the amount of death benefit maybe sanctioned subject to the condition that the amount transferred shall not be withdrawn unless the nominee attains the age of major or in case of an urgent need or demand, the same may be withdrawn with due approval of the Member Secretary of the Board.
Grant of Maternity Benefit
The maternity benefit @ Rs.10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand) only per child shall be given to the female beneficiaries subject to a maximum of two children who are registered beneficiaries for a period of one year over and above the other benefits.
Download Odisha Labor Scheme Forms
Odisha BOCW Board Address
Address: Odisha Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board, Office of the Labor Commissioner, Odisha Unit-3, Kharavel Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Contact Helpline for Laborers
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