Labour Department distributes Rs 69.54 lakh among registered workers at Ramban

Ramban: District administration, Ramban has taken issues of labourers on priority and Deputy Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan directed the Labour and Employment departments to ensure accommodation, meal, health services and other possible help for labourer especially to interstate migrant labourers to mitigate their problems during lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Labour department has put its sincere efforts to implement directions issued by DC Ramban according to the guidelines of government. Department has released an amount to 69.54 lakh in favour of construction workers and same funds have been transferred directly into the beneficiaries’ bank accounts who have worked as construction worker under different construction agencies.
Assistant Labour Commissioner (ALC) Ramban Rakesh Arora informed that said amount 69.54 Lakh has been provided by the Jammu and Kashmir Building and other Construction Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB) and Rs 1000 per worker through DBT was disbursed among 6954 active workers registered under JKBOCWWB in the district.
The said amount will help the poor families in purchasing essential food commodities during the lock down period. Under this act Labour department has provided a major relief to registered building construction workers of the district facing hardships due to lock down.
The public appreciated this prompt move of Government of Jammu and Kashmir and district administration Ramban to provide much needed financial assistance to labour class in this unprecedented situation.
Pertinent to mention that since start of lockdown ALC and AD Employment, Naresh Sharma regularly visited the construction sites and offices of construction agencies engaged on various projects across the district and ensured accommodations and meal for interstate migrant labourers and other staff members working there and directed the agencies to take care of them in all aspects till end of COVID-19 restrictions.
Besides distributing masks among labourer they also launched a massive awareness drive across the district and organized counselling sessions at various construction sites including four each at Khari, Sumber and Sangaldan, two each at Banihal and Kowbagh for labourers who are working in various projects including National Highway, Railway to sensitize them about precautionary measures to be taken.
They impressed upon the labourers to follow lock down religiously and use mask, practice frequent hand washing, boost immunity and follow various advisories of the Government for prevention from this pandemic.
Construction worker were advised to not to pay any head to the rumors and circulation misinformation on the social media and download“*Aarogya setu*“App for taking regular updates.