The Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Board has recently changed its policies regarding financial assistance for workers and their families. These changes have been communicated through a revised notification dated 25th March 2023.
Under the Marriage Allowance Scheme, the Board has increased the amount of marriage assistance from Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 20,000/-. This financial assistance will be provided to workers or their children who have attained the legal age of marriage. Male workers or their children will receive Rs. 3,000/-, while female workers or their children will receive Rs. 5,000/-. As per the Labour Welfare Fund Act 1972, workers can only avail of this assistance once during their tenure.
The Board has also increased the amount of Accidental Death Assistance from Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 20,000/- for workers who pay welfare funds to the Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Board. This change was made in the 79th Board Meeting resolution held on 25th May 2022 and will come into effect from 1st April 2023.
Similarly, regarding the natural death of a worker who pays funds to the Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Board, the Board has increased the assistance amount from Rs. 25,000/- to Rs. 50,000/-. This change was also made in the 79th Board Meeting resolution and will be effective from 1st April 2023.
It is important to note that these changes apply only to workers who contribute to the Labour Welfare Fund. The Board Secretary has issued the revised notification and approved it by the Governor.
These changes aim to provide better financial assistance and support to workers and their families in significant life events such as marriage, accidental death, or natural death.