Kerala Handloom Workers' Welfare Fund Board
The Kerala Handloom Workers' Welfare Fund Board is a statutory entity created under the
Kerala Handloom Workers' Welfare Fund Actof 1989. [http://keralalawsect.org/acts/Act1989/Act2_1989/Act.html] The head office of the Board is situated near the Talikavu temple at Kannur (Cannanore).
The board has four offices:
KannurOffice, having jurisdiction over Kasargod, Kannur, and WayanadDistricts
KozhikodeOffice, having jurisdiction over Kozhikode, Malappuramand PalghatDistricts
ErnakulamOffice, having jurisdiction over Trichur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Idukkiand Alappuzhadistricts
Thiruvananthapuramoffice, having jurisdiction over Thiruvananthapuram, Kollamand Pathanimthittadistricts
The board provides
social securitybenefits to handloomworkers.
The workers have to contribute a small amount - three
Indian Rupeesper month, while their employer (if employed) contributes six Rupees per month. The State government contributes Rs. The funds, along with the Cesslevied from handloom dealers, constitutes the common fund of the board, which used to distribute various benefits to the workers.
The important benefits currently given are:
*Education assistance to children of members, for education in High and Secontary (Plus two) Schools, Graduation and Post graduation in recognised institutions.
*Marriage benefits to children of members and female members.
*Maternity benefits to female members.
Ex-gratiabenefits to workers who are unable to continue employment on health grounds.
Pensionto workers who have been members for at least 3 years and discontinue employment on attainment of 60 years age.
The Board is governed by the board of directors which is appointed by the Government of
Kerala. The employees / staff of the board constitute both direct employees of the board and employees on deputation from the State Government.
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