BUDGETARY RELIEF ALLOWANCE OF WORKERS (NO. 1) LAW

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Competent authority.

3. Payment of special allowance.

4. Special provisions regarding continuation of employment.

5. Duty of employer to maintain register.

6. Powers of the competent authority.

7. Offences and penalties.

8. Payment due under this Law to constitute part of a worker's wages.

9. Failure to pay sums due to workers.

10. Recovery of sums due to workers in certain cases.

11. Regulations.

12. Interpretation.

1 of 1978.

A LAW to provide for the payment of a budgetary relief allowance by employers to workers and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 1st December, 1977]

1. Short title.

This Law may be cited as the Budgetary Relief Allowance of Workers (No. 1) Law.

2. Competent authority.

(1) The Commissioner shall be the competent authority for the purposes of this Law.

(2) The competent authority may delegate to any officer of the Department of Labour any power, function or duty conferred or imposed on, or assigned to, such authority by this Law.

3. Payment of special allowance.

With effect from the 1st day of December, 1977, every employer in any trade shall in respect of each month pay to every worker employed by him, an allowance (in this Law referred to as the "special allowance”), calculated on the following basis—

(a) in the case of a worker remunerated at a monthly rate, an amount not less than twenty-five per centum of the wages or salary due to such worker for the month;

(b) in the case of a worker paid at a daily rate, an amount not less than twenty-five per centum of the daily rate due to such worker for each day he has worked during the month;

(c) in the case of a worker who is employed on a piece-rate basis, an amount not less than twenty-five per centum of the wages due to such worker at such piece-rate for the month:

Provided, however, that the special allowance payable under paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) shall not in any case exceed fifty rupees.

4. Special provisions regarding continuation of employment.

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