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Recently, the BOCW Act is implemented at all across states and UT of India on intervention of High Court and almost all across the boards have been formed and collection of cess is been started.
Contract executed on BOT basis (Built, Operate and Transfer) to construct the road by placing own funds organized through financers, Operate the road for specific period to recover the construction cost and on completion of period, transfer/handover the road to employer, as per contract agreement.
The BOCW worker is disappeared in this era with introduction of latest machineries, Crusher replaced the worker who was cutting stone with his hammer, Grader replaced gang of workers used for spreading material at site location, RMC Plants (factory) replaced all the workers who were engaged in concrete mix, HMP Plants (factory) replaced all the workers engaged in heating bitumenous product for laying it on site, all big machineries like Hywas, Concrete Mixer, Transit Mixer, Miller etc have taken up their places in construction of roads and building replacing BOC workers.
Here, I wish to get it clarified whether 1% cess deduction is still required to be done on total construction cost for the welfare of BOC workers who is not seen at Construction site compare to the deduction of cess amount for welfare and the aim to do the welfare of BOC worker as per BOCW Act.
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