BEEDI WORKERS WELFARE FUND ACT 1976 PDF

(a) “Fund” means the Beedi Workers Welfare Fund formed under section 3 of the Beedi Workers. Welfare Fund Act, ;. (b) “prescribed”. The Beedi Workers Welfare Fund Act, is the Central enactment that is applicable to the entire Indian Territory including the State of. The Ministry of Labour & Employment is one of the oldest and important Ministries of the Government of India.

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Short title, extent and commencement 2. Levy and collection of cess on manufactured beedis 3-A.

Application of Act 1 of to cess 4. Crediting of proceeds of duty to the Consolidated Fund of India 5. Power to call for information 6.

Protection of action taken in good faith 7. Short title and commencement 2.

THE BEEDI WORKERS WELFARE FUND ACT, 1976

Application of Act 1 of and the rules made thereunder 4. Recovery of excise duty 5.

Return regarding collection of cess. Statement of Objects and Reasons.

The Beedi and Cigar Workers Conditions of Employment Act,has a limited coverage in as much as it does prescribe some measures to improve the working conditions of the beedi and cigar workers in industrial premises only, such as cleanliness, ventilation, first aid, canteen, working hours, weekly holidays, etc. In so far as the field of labour welfare is concerned, the Act does not provide for medical, educational, recreational facilities, etc.

In order to provide welfare measures for the persons employed in the beedi establishments, it is proposed to establish a welfare fund. For this purpose it is proposed to levy, as a cess, a duty of excise on so much of the tobacco as is issued to any person from a warehouse for aft purpose in connection with the manufacture of beedi.

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THE BEEDI WORKERS WELFARE FUND RULES,

The rate of duty of excise will be at such rate not exceeding one rupee per kilogram of such tobacco as the Central Government may, from time to time, fix. The duty of excise to be levied shall be in addition to any cess or duty to be leviable on tobacco under any other law for the time being, in force. The Bill is mainly designed to achieve the above objectives. Amendment Act 47 of Statement of Objects and Reasons. The former Act provided for levy as a duty of excise by way of cess at a rate not exceeding one rupee per kilogram of tobacco issued from warehouses to any person for manufacture of Beedis.

Initially the cess was fixed at 25 paise per kilogram of tobacco issued from warehouses for manufacture of beedis.

The proceeds were utilised to finance the Welfare Fund for Beedi Workers. The Finance Act for exempted unmanufactured tobacco from the levy of Central Excise duty, including additional excise duties.

As a result, the collection of cess for financing the Beedi Workers Welfare Fund could no longer be collected under the Beedi Workers Welfare Cess Act, with effect from 1st March, In order to continue and expand welfare measures for persons employed in beedi establishments, it is proposed to amend the Beedi Workers Welfare Cess Act,so as to provide for a levy of cess on manufactured beedis to finance the welfare fund constituted under section 3 of the Beedi Workers Welfare Fund Act, 62 of The levy of beedo cess shall be at such rate which shall not be less than 10 acr or more than 50 paise per thousand manufactured beedis as the Central Government may, from time to time, fix.

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Amendment Act 24 of Statement of Objects and Reasons.

The Beedi Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1976

The former Act provides for levy as a duty of excise by way of cess on1. Substituted by Act 47 ofSection 2, for “tobacco issued for the manufacture of beedi” w.

The proceeds are being utilised to bedi the Welfare Fund for Beedi Workers, Initially, the cess was fixed at twenty-five paise per kilogram of tobacco issued wofkers warehouses of manufacture of beedis. Thereafter, the Beedi Workers Welfare Cess Act, was amended in to provide levy of not less than ten paise and not more than fifty paise per thousand manufactured beedis.

After amendment of the Beedi Workers Welfare Cess Act,the cess was levied a the rate of ten paise per thousand manufactured beedis, but was increased to thirty paise per thousand on 1st March, to meet the increasing cost of administering the various welfare measures under the Fund. It was subsequently increased to fifty paise per thousand manufactured beedis with effect from 17th October, In order to continue and expand welfare measures for persons employed in beedi establishments, it is proposed to amend the Beedi Workers Welfare Cess Act, so as to increase the minimum rate of cess from ten paise to fifty paise and maximum rate of cess from fifty paise to five rupees per thousand manufactured beedis, as the Central Government may, from time to time, fix.