Labour Welfare Fund

LWF Registration

All India Service

Social Security to Workers/Labour Welfare Activities

Labour welfare is an aid in the form of money or necessities for those in need. The Ministry of Labour administers Labour Welfare Fund (LWF), Government of India, has devised this to provide social security, improve working conditions and raise living standards of the unorganised labours.

Labour welfare fund is a statutory contribution managed by individual state authorities where the contribution differs from state to state. In some states the periodicity is annual, and in some, it is to be contributed during June and December. It is a deduction made from the employees’ wages as well as from the employer.



It provides facilities to labourers to improve their working conditions, provide social security, and raise their standard of living. The Labour Welfare Fund Act incorporates various services, benefits and facilities offered to the employee by the employer.



To provide social security to workers, the government has introduced the Labour Welfare Fund Act. This Act has been implemented only in 15 states out of 34 states, including Union Territories.

The employer needs to make the deduction from the salary of the employee and submit the same to the Labour Welfare Fund Board in the prescribed form before the due date.

The Labour Welfare Fund Act does not apply to all categories of employees working in the establishment. It depends upon the wages earned and designation of the employee. Also, one needs to check the total number of employees working before extending this Act to their establishment.


Labour Welfare Fund (LWF) Labour Welfare Fund is a contribution which is managed by state authorities. It is support extended in the form of money for those who need it. It gives facilities to the labors to improve the working conditions, gives them social security, and raise their living standard.

Labour welfare fund is a statutory contribution managed by individual state authorities. Labour welfare refers to all the facilities provided to labor in order to improve their working conditions.

Applicable States
  • Andhra Pradesh

  • Chandigarh

  • Chhattisgarh

  • Delhi

  • Goa

  • Gujarat

  • Haryana

  • Karnataka

  • Kerala

  • Madhya Pradesh

  • Maharashtra

  • Odisha

  • Punjab

  • Tamil Nadu

  • Telangana

  • West Bengal

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