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Labour Department is dedicated to the cause of the toiling masses, and for providing them better standard of living through various laws and schemes implemented by different wings under its control.

Appeal to Employers for Payment of Bonus/ Ex-Gratia

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Government expects that the employers in the unorganized sectors shall also pay bonus/ex-gratia to their workers before commencement of Durga Puja, 2017.

West Bengal Unorganised Sector Workers’ Welfare Act, 2007


An Act to provide for social security and welfare of certain unorganised sector workers and to provide other measures connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Rates of Daily Wages of Daily-Rated Workers, 2016

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Rates of daily wages of daily-rated workers under the Government whose wages are not regulated by any of the Statutory provisions like the Minimum Wages Act, etc. for 2016.

Scheme of Provident Fund for Unorganized Workers

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A scheme in the name of “State Assisted Scheme of Provident Fund for Unorganized Workers” (SASPFUW) was introduced by Labour Department in 2001.

Compassionate Appointment: Revised Provision


Governor is pleased to revise the provisions of existing guidelines to dispose of the cases of compassionate appointment in a just and equitable manner.

Scheme for Skill Development for the Registered Job-seekers

Providing training for registered job-seekers through selected Institutions, certification thereof and disbursement of subsidy for such training programmes upto a maximum amount of Rs. 5000/- or 50% of the course fee whichever is less.

Exemption of Earnest Money for Labour Co-operative Societies


Labour Co-operative Societies are exempted from payment of Earnest Money against all tenders of the Government. These Societies, if selected through tender, will have to furnish requisite Security Deposit.

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