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Rs 31,734 cr collected as CWW cess in 2016

Staff reporter, New Delhi
17/03/2017   0 Comments

Rs 31733.76 crore have been collected as Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess by the States and UTs up to December 31, 2016 at the rate of 1% of the cost of construction. Out of it Rs 6872.51 crore has been spent, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
 
The Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996, provides for levy and collection of cess at such rate not exceeding two per cent but not less than one per cent of the cost of construction as the Central Government may notify. The cess has been levied and being collected at the rate of 1% of the cost of construction as notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette.
 
The cess at the above rate is collected by the State Governments and the Union Territory Administrations and utilized for the welfare of the building and other construction workers by the State Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Boards constituted by the State Governments and Union Territory Administrations under the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996. 

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