Rs 26.41 crore benefit for over 18k labourers

Rs 26.41 crore benefit for over 18k labourers

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 14

A total of 18,330 construction workers of the district have been benefited with financial aid worth Rs26.41 crore in the district under Construction Workers’ Welfare Schemes, said Jabbar Khan, member, Punjab Construction and Other Workers’ Welfare Board.

Holding a review meeting with Assistant Labour Commissioner Jatinderpal Singh, Khan said it was our duty to take good care of the weaker sections of society, especially in these difficult times. The Board member said the scheme covered various aspects to help the families of construction workers, including stipends, LTC, shagun at marriage, ex-gratia grant, help for cremation, pension for the mentally disturbed, delivery benefit, financial help for cremation and various treatments.

Besides, a sum of Rs13.28 crore has been approved for the stipend of children of 16,589 construction workers. Similarly, Rs1.6 crore for 521 shagun cases, Rs9.99 crore for 343 ex-gratia cases, Rs97 lakh for 493 funeral cases, Rs2.25 lakh for 113 LTC cases, Rs32.78 crore for 128 surgery cases, Rs5.09 lakh for six dangerous disease cases, Rs2.16 lakh for maternity cases, Rs11.73 lakh for FDR applications, Rs25,601 for dental treatment and financial aid of Rs1.6 lakh has been given for the welfare of mentally disabled children.

Khan said all approved cases were being referred to the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers’Welfare Board for the payment and the benefit amount was directly transferred into the beneficiaries’ bank accounts.

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