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Government Of Assam Labour and Welfare Commissionerate of Labour

Journey allowance

Displacement allowance

(1) There shall be paid by the contractor to every inter state migrant workman at the time of recruitment, a displacement allowance equal to fifty per cent of the monthly wages payable to him or seventy-five rupees, whichever is higher.

(2) The amount paid to a workman as displacement allowance under sub-section (1) shall not be refundable and shall be in addition to the wages or other amount payable to him. Every inter-State migrant workman is entitled to a displacement allowance at the time of recruitment, which may be either seventy-five rupees or half of the monthly wages payable to him, whichever is higher.

Journey allowance -A

journey allowance of a sum not less than the fare form the place of residence of the inter-State migrant workman in his State of the place of work in the other State shall be payable by the contractor to the workman both for the outward and return journeys and such workman shall be payment of wages during the period of such journeys as if he were on duty.

COMMENTS

Every inter-State migrant workman is entitled to payment of wages during the period of journey on duty and is also entitled to journey allowance for outward and return journeys from the place of residence in his State to the place of work in the other State.