The Labour Department has provided an amount of Rs 5.80 crore to the 22,551 registered labourers of the state under various schemes during the year 2017-18.
This was stated by the Vice Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB), Mudasir Amin, after distributing Cheques worth Rs 25 lakh among the beneficiaries under various labour welfare schemes at an awareness camp organized at IMPA here today.
Among the total amount, Rs 12, 30000 were given in death cases, Rs 1,97555 in chronic disease cases, Rs 8,80000 assistance in professional degree and Rs 1,60000 accident cases were given to the beneficiaries and their dependents.
On the occasion, the Vice Chairman said that more Rs 2 crore has been released by the department on account of lower education to the dependents of the beneficiaries who are registered with Labour Department.
Highlighting various schemes meant for the welfare of the labour community, the VC directed the field officers to conduct awareness camps in their respective districts so that people avail benefits of these schemes and programmes launched by the central and state governments for the welfare of the Labour class.
Labour Commissioner Bashir Ahmad Khan, who is also the Chief Executive Officer JKBOCWWB was guest of honour at the occasion. He gave a detailed resume about the progress and other activities of the Department and the Board and advised the workers of Labour Union to work with dedication and come up to the expectations of the Labour class.
He also directed the concerned officers to accelerate the disposal of cases under various Acts to ensure benefits of welfare measures reach to the workers.
Assistant Labour Commissioner, Rabia Iqbal, Deputy Labour Commissioner, various union leaders of Labours besides a large number of labourers and their dependents were present on the occasion.