DDC reviews implementation of welfare schemes for construction workers

SRINAGAR: District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, chaired a meeting to review implementation of various welfare schemes of Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board here on Monday.

The meeting was informed that during the financial year 2015-16 and 2016-17 an amount of Rs 3.24 crore have been disbursed among 2800 beneficiaries under welfare schemes like Marriage Assistance, Educational Assistance, Death & Funeral Assistance, Disability and Chronic diseases etc.

On the occasion, the DDC directed officials of Labour Department Srinagar to ensure that all unregistered construction works are registered at the earliest, so that they can avail benefits under various welfare schemes.             It was also given out that plumbers, electricians and painters are also eligible for registration as construction workers under the provisions of Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Act.

Meanwhile, unregistered construction workers have been asked to contact office of Assistant Labour Srinagar and for any assistance they can contact on 9622967541, 9697770803 phone numbers.

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