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S T A T U T O R Y A N D N O N S T A T U T O R Y LABOUR WELFAREFACILITIESStatutory facilities are those, which are provided by law. Therea r e compulsory facilities. Every concern has to make arrangement ofsuchf a c i l i t i e s s o t h a t w o r k e r c a n d o t h e w o r k w i t h o u t p r o b l e m . Th e s e facilities are important for every organization for improving healthandf o r p r o v i d i n g s a f e t y t o t h e w o r k e r . S o m e o f t h e i m p o r t a n t h e al t h , welfare and safety provisions are given under factories act 1948. Someimportantfacilities are:oCleanlinessoDrinking wateroProper lightingoBath rooms facilityoMedical facilityoShelter, restroom and lunch roomsoWashing facilitiesoCrèches o Disposal of waste and effluents o Spittoons NON STATUTORY FACILITIES Non-statutory facilities are those facilities, which are not prescribed bylaw. These facilities are provided by the management to the workers for avoiding labour turnover and absenteeism and for giving maximumsatisfaction & job security to them some of the non-Statutory facilitiesare as follow: o Conveyance facility o Education facility o Housing facility o Loan and advance facility o House rent allowance (H.R.A) o Leave travel allowance (L.T.A)
o Recreation facilitiesSTATUTORY WELFARE SCHEMESThe statutory welfare schemes include the following provisions:1. Drinking Water: At all the working places safe hygienic drinking water should be provided.2. Facilities for sitting: In every organization, especially factories, suitable seating arrangementsare to be provided.3. First aid appliances: First aid appliances are to be provided and should be readily assessable sothat in case of any minor accident initial medication can be provided to the needed employee.4. Latrines and Urinals: A sufficient number of latrines and urinals are to be provided in the officeand factory premises and are also to be maintained in a neat and clean condition.5. Canteen facilities: Cafeteria or canteens are to be provided by the employer so as to providehygienic and nutritious food to the employees.6. Spittoons: In every work place, such as ware houses, store places, in the dock area and officepremises spittoons are to be provided in convenient places and same are to be maintained in ahygienic condition.7. Lighting: Proper and sufficient lights are to be provided for employees so that they can worksafely during the night shifts.8. Washing places: Adequate washing places such as bathrooms, wash basins with tap and tap onthe stand pipe are provided in the port area in the vicinity of the work places.9. Changing rooms: Adequate changing rooms are to be provided for workers to change their clothin the factory area and office premises. Adequate lockers are also provided to the workers to keeptheir clothes and belongings.10. Rest rooms: Adequate numbers of restrooms are provided to the workers with provisions ofwater supply, wash basins, toilets, bathrooms, etc.NON STATUTORY SCHEMESMany non statutory welfare schemes may include the followingschemes:1. Personal Health Care (Regular medical check-ups): Some of the companies provide the facilityfor extensive health check-up2. Flexi-time: The main objective of the flextime policy is to provide opportunity to employees to
work with flexible working schedules. Flexible work schedules are initiated by employees andapproved by management to meet business commitments while supporting employee personal lifeneeds3. Employee Assistance Programs: Various assistant programs are arranged like externalcounseling service so that employees or members of their immediate family can get counseling onvarious matters.4. Harassment Policy: To protect an employee from harassments of any kind, guidelines areprovided for proper action and also for protecting the aggrieved employee.5. Maternity & Adoption Leave - Employees can avail maternity or adoption leaves. Paternity leavepolicies have also been introduced by various companies.6. Medi-claim Insurance Scheme: This insurance scheme provides adequate insurance coverage ofemployees for expenses related to hospitalization due to illness, disease or injury or pregnancy.7. Employee Referral Scheme: In several companies employee referral scheme is implemented toencourage employees to refer friends and relatives for employment in the organization.a). Intramural facilities: which are provided within the establishment such as rest centrescanteen, uniforms.b). Extramural: activities which are undertaken outside the establishment such as childwelfare, transport facility etc.Intramural ExtramuralDrinking water HousingToilets Education facilitiesCrèches Maternity benefitsWashing & bathing facilities TransportationRest shelters Sports facilitiesUniforms and protective clothing Leave travelRecreating facilities Vocational trainingCanteens Holiday homesSubsidised food Cooperative storesMedical aid Fair price shops Social insurance