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The Office of the Commissioner, Employees’ Compensation is the statutory authority for implementation of the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923. The overall duty of the office is to realize compensation from the employers concerned and to disburse the same to the injured workmen or the dependants of the deceased workmen.

 

The Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923 is the first piece of social security legislation in India for which this office is the statutory authority for West Bengal. The general scheme of this Act is that the compensation ordinarily be given to the Employees’ who sustained personal injury by accidents arising out of and in the course of their employment. The scope of the Act has been extended to a great for the relief of the working employees. Accordingly, the Act was passed in 1923 and Rules were made thereafter. The office of the Commissioner, Employees’ Compensation, West Bengal deals with cases under the Employees’ Compensation Act & Rules. The present courts of Commissioner, Employees’ Compensation, West Bengal started functioning from the year 1945.

 

The office of the Commissioner, Employees’ Compensation, West Bengal is the statutory authority for implementation of 206 the social objects as well as the legal objects of the historic Act. It was earlier known as The Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923. From 18-01-2010 it was amended as Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923.

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