| ||EMPLOYEE WELFARE |
1). Define employee welfare?
Employee welfare means “the efforts to make life worth living for workmen.”
According to Todd “employee welfare means anything done for the comfort and
improvement, intellectual or social, of the employees over and above the wages
paid which is not a necessity of the industry.”
2). What are the features of employee
Ans. The features of employee welfare are: -
Employee welfare is a comprehensive term including various services, facilities
and amenities provided to employees for their betterment.
basic purpose in to improve the lot of the working class.
Employee welfare is a dynamic concept.
* Employee welfare
measures are also known as fringe benefits and services.
Welfare measures may be both voluntary and statutory.
3). What are the objectives of employee
Ans. Employee welfare is in the interest of the employee,
the employer and the society as a whole. The objectives of employee welfare are:
* It helps to improve.
* It improves the loyalty and
morale of the employees.
* It reduces labor turnover and
* Welfare measures help to improve the goodwill and
public image of the enterprise.
* It helps to improve industrial
relations and industrial peace.
* It helps to improve employee
4). Name the
agencies of employee welfare?
Ans. The agencies of employee
welfare are: -
1. Central government: - The central government has made
elaborate provisions for the health, safety and welfare under Factories Act
1948, and Mines Act 1952. These acts provide for canteens, crèches, rest rooms,
2. State government: - Government in different
states and Union Territories provide welfare facilities to workers. State
government prescribes rules for the welfare of the workers and ensures
compliance with the provisions under various labor laws.
Employers: - Employers in India in general looked upon welfare work as fruitless
and barren though some of them indeed had done pioneering
4. Trade unions: - In India, trade unions have done little
for the welfare of workers. But few sound and strong unions have been the
pioneering in this respect. E.g. the Ahmedabad textiles labor association and
the Mazdoor sabha, Kanpur.
5. Other agencies: - Some
philanthropic, charitable d social service organizations like: - Seva Sadan
society, Y.M.C.A., etc.
5). What are the types of welfare
Ans. The types of welfare services are as follows:
* Intramural: - These are provided within the organization
2. Rest rooms,
* Extramural: - These are provided outside the organization,
3. Child welfare,
5. Interest free loans,
6. Workers cooperative
7. Vocational guidance etc.
6). What provisions do Factories Act 1948 provides
Ans. Provisions provided by Factories Act 1948 are:
* Adequate, suitable and clean washing facilities separately for men
and women workers.
* Facilities for storing and drying
* Canteens, if more than 250 workers are
* Welfare officer, wherever more than 500 workers are
* First aid boxes are provided.
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