Hello, in this post, we will discuss about the Labour Welfare Fund. We will cover the following topics:
- What is the Labour Welfare Fund?
- Labour Welfare Fund Applicability
- Scope of LWF Act
- States following LWF
- Labour welfare fund due date
What is the Labour Welfare Fund?
It is a kind of financial aid for labourers to improve their working conditions, social security, and standard of living.
The Labour Welfare Fund Act includes various services, benefits and facilities for the employee by the employer.
Both the employer and the employee contribute towards this fund. But the rate and frequency of contribution and the due date differ from state to state.
In the states of Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and others, it is an annual payment whereas for Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra etc the payment is in June and December.
For example, in Tamil Nadu, employee contribution is Rs. 14 per annum and employer contribution is Rs. 21 per annum.
From January 2015, the maximum salary limit for this scheme is Rs. 15,000 per month. It applies to any establishment who has employed 5 or more people.
Labour Welfare Fund Applicability
The government has introduced the Labour Welfare Fund Act to provide social security to the workers.
It is implemented only in 15 out of 34 states, including union territories.
It is not applicable to all category of employees, and it depends on the wages earned and the designation of the employee.
The implementation of this Act depends on the total number of employees since its applicability differs based on the state-specific rules.
Scope of LWF Act
LWF Act includes housing, family care and worker’s health service such as giving medical examinations, a clinic for general treatment, infant welfare, women’s education, workers activity facilities, marriage, education, funeral, etc.
States following LWF
The states on which the LWF Act is implemented:
- Andhra Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu
- West Bengal
Labour welfare fund due date
Now let us see in the table below the various due dates for LWF in different states:
|State or Union Territory||Contribution Frequency||Due Date|
|Tamil Nadu||Annual||31 Jan|
|Andhra Pradesh||Annual||31 Jan|
|Kerala (For firms under Shops and Establishment Act)||Monthly||20th|
|Kerala (For firms under Factories Act)||Half Yearly||20th|
|Maharashtra||Half Yearly||15 Jul,15 Jan|
|Delhi||Half Yearly||15 Jul,15 Jan|
|Punjab||Monthly||15 Oct,15 Apr|
|Chandigarh (Union Territory)||Monthly||15 Oct,15 Apr|
|Madhya Pradesh||Half Yearly||15 Jul,15 Jan|
|Chhattisgarh||Half Yearly||31 Jul,31 Jan|
|Gujarat||Half Yearly||31 Jul,31 Jan|
|West Bengal||Half Yearly||15 Jul,15 Jan|
|Puducherry||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|Telangana||Not Applicable||31 Dec – Date of deduction, 31 Jan – Last date for submission|
|Odisha||Not Applicable||30 June and 31 Dec – Date of deduction, 15 July and 15 Jan – Last date for submission|
With that, we have come to the end of this post on the Labour Welfare Fund.
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