The Labour Welfare Department is one of the most important departments of E.D.M.C which was established for the welfare of Municipal Employees of the East Corporation. It manages controls and executes various Welfare schemes and also ensures proper implementation of various Labour legislations with the sole motive of creating a healthy and motivating environment for the Employees. ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE OF LABOUR WELFARE DEPARTMENT
- Chief Labour Welfare Officer • Assistant Commissioner (Labour)
- (ADC (Labour) posted on diverted capacity)
- Assistant Labour Welfare Officer
- Labour Welfare Superintendents
- Labour Welfare Organizers
- Centre Attendants Craft Teachers
FUNCTIONS OF THE LABOUR WELFARE DEPARTMENT:-
1. Welfare Scheme
(a) Financial Assistance Labour Welfare Department grants financial assistance to the East Delhi Municipal employees and other dependence for serious/prolonged illness, accidental injuries, sickness or death while in service. The department has Staff Welfare fund Board under the chairmanship of Chief Labour Welfare Officer with Addition M.H.O (G.D), Director (P), ACA (Budget), & AC(L) as members to recommended /sanction for financial assistance.
(b) Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme Benefits under this scheme are admissible in the event of death of any East Delhi Municipal employee who has put in at least 5 Years of service. The extent of financial assistance depends on the balance of provident fund A/C of the concerned employee during the last 3 years preceding the date of death. The balance in the GPF A/C of employees should not be less than Rs 12000/-, Rs 9000/-, Rs 3500/- and Rs 2500/- in respect of group A,B,C, and D categories of employees respectively. The maximum amount to be paid in this categories is Rs. 60,000/-
(c) Financial assistance for Cremation A financial assistance of Rs 5000/- is given by Labour Welfare department in the event of death of a Municipal employees for the purpose of funeral.
(d) Prolonged Illness Under this scheme financial assistance is granted to East Delhi Municipal employees who suffer from prolonged illness to the extent of wages @ 3 months basic pay + DA to regular employees and actual loss of the wages in the case of daily wager. The Staff Welfare Fund Board decides such cases by conducting meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Labour Welfare Officer.
(e) Workmen Compensation Certain categories of employees falling under the workman compensation Act 1923 are given compensation in the event of accident while performing their duties. The Labour Welfare Department process such cases in consultation with Chief Law Officer and Account Officer to calculate the amount of compensation which is recommended to be paid by the concerned department to the workman or his dependents.
(f) Scholarship The Labour Welfare Department also arranges the scholarship to the meritorious children of class III and IV employees every year starting from class VI to higher technical/professional courses.
2. Labour Welfare Centers
The Labour Welfare Department is running Labour Welfare Centers and Craft classes for the benefit of East Delhi Municipal employees and their dependents. These Centers are situated at various Municipal colonies, Hospitals, Auto workshops and Zone Offices. These Centers provides reading materials, sports equipments for recreation facilities and the constructive utilization of their spare time. The Craft training classes give training in cutting, stitching, embroidery etc so that beneficiaries can also support their family.
3. Final Payment:-
Primarily it is responsibilities of the department concerned to release the final payments to the retired/nominee of the deceased employees. The Labour Welfare department also shares this responsibility. It also pursues for expeditious payments to the concerned employees/dependents.
4. Sports and Cultural activities :-
In order to promote sports and cultural activities, the East Delhi Municipal employees, who take part in sports, are provided with all the requisite sports materials such as Volleyball, Football, Chess, Cricket, Bat and Ball Carrom Board, Badminton Rackets, Shuttles etc.
5. Processing of Compassionate Ground Appointment Cases :-
The Labour Welfare Department process the Compassionate ground appointment cases when an employee dies in service/extension of service (including suicides) but not during re-employment. The deceased employee’s wife/son/daughter (adopted son/daughter) shall be appointed on Group C and D posts as per the instructions issued by the Govt. of India from time to time.
6. Interaction with Trade Unions and Industrial Relations:-
There are a numbers of Unions operating in E.D.M.C after receiving the Charter of demands of the Union the Labour Welfare Department processes such demands and also arrangers meetings with the concerned department and the representatives of the Trade Unions. The Labour Welfare Department also deals with the Dharna, Demonstration and strikes called by the Unions.
The Labour Welfare Department Co-ordinate with the Govt. of N.C.T of Delhi regarding the Industrial dispute cases and pursues with the departments for the implementation of Award.