Rajouri: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan on Tuesday provided financial aid of Rs 83.83 lakh as a scholarship to 1800 dependents of 900 labourers.
Assistant Labour Commissioner, Angrez Singh was present on the occasion.
The scholarship has been provided by the Labour Department under the Jammu and Kashmir Building and other construction welfare board scheme. Under this scheme, the children of the registered labourers are provided with academic and professional scholarship besides other social assistance.
The DC asked the ALC to generate massive awareness among the construction workers about various schemes being implemented by the labour department in the district and motivate them to avail the benefits of the same.
He also directed the ALC to ensure that no eligible beneficiary is left out from availing the benefits of these welfare schemes meant for the labourers.