This is the time to pay Labour Welfare Fund. We pay Labour Welfare fund every year. Most of us merely pay as a duty. But, many of us don’t know about our further responsibility after paid LWF. Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Board provides many welfare activities for its contributing members. As a HR, we have the respoinsibility to give awareness to your employees about these benefits and help to get it. Recently I came to know about these benefits and also share with you all. Lets explore the benefits of TN Labour Welfare Fund.
LABOUR WELFARE SCHEMES
The Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Board is implementing various welfare schemes for the benefit of the workers who contribute to Labour Welfare Fund. The maximum salary limit for availing the schemes is Rs.15,000/- p.m.
LABOUR WELFARE CENTRES
71 Labour Welfare Centres are functioning in Tamil Nadu which consists of Tailoring Section, Pre-school and Reading Room.
- a) Tailoring Centres
Wife and unmarried daughters/sisters of workmen who are contributors of the Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund are eligible to undergo training in Tailoring Centre. The course is for one year from January to December. The trainees are paid a sum of Rs.150/- per month as stipend. At the end of the Course, the trainees are sent to the
examinations conducted by the Government. The first rank holder in each centre is given a prize of Sewing Machine for lower as well as higher grade.
- b) Pre-schools
Workers’ children in the age group of 2 to 5 are admitted in the creche. Every day the children are given nutritious mid-day meals and 150 ml. milk in the evening. They are given eggs thrice a week and plantain fruits twice a week. Children are imparted education in Tamil, Maths and English and also provided with two sets of tericotton Uniforms. Pre-schools are functioning from June to April of every Year.
- c) Reading Rooms
Reading Rooms are functioning in each Labour Welfare Centre wherein Dailies weekly magazines and Uzhaippavar Ulagam monthly magazines are provided for the benefit of workers.
Scholarships are given to the children of the workers for pursuing their higher education at the rates as indicated below:
Rs. 3000 for
1 Master Degree in Engineering
2 Master Degree in Medical
3 Master Degree in Law
4 Master Degree in Agriculture
5 Master Degree in Education
6 Master Degree in Physical Education
7 Bachelor Degree in Engineering
8 Bachelor Degree in Medical
9 Bachelor Degree in Law
10 Bachelor Degree in Agriculture
11 Bachelor Degree in Education
12 Bachelor Degree in Physical Education
13 Diploma in Engineering
14 Diploma in Medicine
15 Certificate course in Physical Education
16 Diploma in Teacher Training Education
Rs. 1200 for
17 Higher Secondary Rs.1200/-
Rs. 1000 for
Cash Award of Rs.1000/-, Rs.500/- and Rs.250/- are being awarded to the children of the workers who come first, Second and third in 10th and 12th Std. Govt. Public Examinations in each Educational District.
Book Allowances are given to the children of the workers for pursuing their studies at the rates as indicated below:-
1 Higher Secondary 180/-
2 Diploma Course 250/-
3 Bachelor Degree 500/-
4 Master Degree 750/-
5 Assistance for Basic Computer Training
Reimbursement of Rs.1000/- is given to five employees/dependants in each Revenue District for Basic Computer Training.
Marriage Assistance Scheme
A sum of Rs.3,000 to Male and Rs.5,000/- to female is given as Marriage Assistance to employees or their Son/Daughter who legally attain the age of marriage as one time assistance in their service.
Reimbursement of the cost of Spectacles of Rs.500/- is given to the workers on production of Doctor’s Prescription.
Typewriting /Shorthand Assistance
Workers’ children who have passed the Typewriting/Shorthand Govt. Examinations are paid Rs.1000/- for Typewriting Lower, Rs.600/- for Typewriting Higher and Rs.1500/- for Shorthand Lower and Higher.
When a worker dies in harness, his dependant is paid Rs.2000/- towards funeral expenses.
Hearing Aid, Artificial Limbs and Three Wheelers
Reimbursement of cost of Hearing Aid upto Rs.1000/- is given to hearing impaired workers/dependents. Similarly, cost of Artificial Limbs is also reimbursed as prescribed by the Government and Three wheelers are given free of cost to the handicapped workers.
To provide special treatment to the workers suffering from T. B. separate wards have been built by the Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Board in the Government Hospitals at Tiruppur (Coimbatore District), Tambaram Sanatorium (Chennai), Asaripallam(Kanyakumari) Austinpatti (Madurai) and Kizhpennathur (Vellore District) for the benefit of the workers.
Holiday Homes have been constructed by the Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Board at Mamallapuram, Courtallam and Valparai for the workers and their family to enjoy their holidays.
- i) A Holiday Home “Jawaharlal Nehru Illam” is functioning at Mamallapuram from 1988. 44 beds are provided therein.
- ii) A Holiday Home “Singaravelar Illam” is functioning at Valparai from 1987. 30 beds are provided therein.
iii) A Holiday Home “Thiru-vi-ka Illam” is functioning at Courtallam from 1983. 93 beds are provided therein.