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M(SOM) Circular
Letter by Ministry of Shipping and Transport (Transport Wing)
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M(SOM) Circular



Administrative Offices,

Shoorji Vallabhdas Marg,

No.CA/WF(SR)-1/14390                                                Bombay, 30th April 1976.


  The Secretary                                                          The Railway Manager

  Chief Accountant                                                      Deputy

  Chief Engineer                                                         Controller of Stores

  Chief Mechanical Engineer                                      Chief Medical Officer

  Docks Manager                                                        Chief Labour Officer

  Estate Manager                                                        Legal Adviser



(Welfare Fund) REGULATIONS, 1975.


The Government have, by the Ministry of Shipping and Transport (Transport Wing) letter No.PEB(72)/75 dated the 3rd March 1976, conveyed their sanction, under section 124(1) of the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963, to the Bombay Port Trust Employees (Welfare Fund) Regulations, 1975, as approved by TR No.506 of 9th September 1975, subject to the modification in the maximum amount that may be held in the Fund to Rs.10 lakhs, instead of Rs.15 lakhs, as approved by that TR. The Government’s sanction having been published in the Official Gazette of 19.3.1976, the regulations as modified by Government have come into force on and from that date.

2. Regulation 6 confers powers on

(i) the Chief Accountant –

(a) to authorise the payment of claims for unclaimed wages and salaries preferred after such wages and salaries are transferred to the Fund; and

(b) to incur expenditure on the ex gratia monthly maintenance grant to employees suffering from T.B., Cancer, etc., in accordance with the scheme framed in that behalf by the Board and on the payment of such grant to physically handicapped employees on the same terms and conditions;

(ii) the Chairman, to sanction expenditure from the Fund in all other cases.

Regulation 6 also provides that in cases not covered by (i) above, disbursement shall be made only with the Chairman’s sanction in each case. Regulation 6 also provides that the Chairman may, however, delegate his powers to sanction expenditure from the Fund in respect of any item [other than the items covered by clauses (a) and (m)] specified in regulation 5 to the Dy. Chairman or a Head of Department, subject to such conditions and restrictions as he may impose from time to time.

3.1 Accordingly, under the powers conferred on him by regulation 6, the Chairman has delegated powers to the Dy. Chairman, Chief Accountant and Chief Labour Officer as explained in paras 3.2 to 3.8 below:

3.2 Reimbursement of medical expenses :

3.3 Miscellaneous welfare activities :

3.4 Grants and other forms of monetary assistance

3.5 Subsidy to co-operative canteens

3.6 Workers’ Education Scheme :

3.7 Scholarships

3.8 Scheme for grant of cash prizes to children of employees securing first class marks in the school and university examinations.

4. Expenditure on all other items, than those listed in paras 3.2 to 3.8, should not be incurred without obtaining the Chairman’s specific sanction in each case. The sanction should be obtained as hitherto through the Chief Accountant.

5. Regulation 3(b) provides for salaries, wages and other payments due to employees, other than the employees employed in a "factory", as defined in section 2(m) of the Factories Act, 1948, remaining unclaimed for three years from the date they became due, whether before or after the commencement of these regulations, to be credited to the Fund. The Chief Accountant is requested kindly to take necessary action, keeping in view the provisions of regulation 8 ibid.

6. Regulation 3(f) provides for interest and profit on investments belonging to the Fund to be credited to the Fund. The Chief Accountant is requested to note the requirement for necessary action.

                                                                                                                                                                                            (J.J. PARAKH)
                                                                                                                                                                                     MANAGER (SERVICES AND O&M)

Enc : Nil.                                                                      




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