Labour Department hosts awareness camp for unorganized workers at Ramban

Ramban: To make them aware about the labour laws and various centre and UT government schemes, a daylong awareness camp for workers of unorganized sector workers was today organised here at Chanderkote by Labour Department and Employment Department.
Assistant Labour Commissioner (ALC) Rakesh Kumar; Assistant Director (AD) Employment, Naresh Kumar and other officials of the departments besides Sapranch, Panchs and construction workers of Chanderkote and adjoining areas attended the camp.
The ALC, while interacting with the construction workers and labourers, advised them to avail maximum benefits from various government schemes meant for their welfare. He said that the Department and Board are working in tandem for the development and welfare of the labour class. He further said that the labour class is the backbone for development and the government is prioritizing their welfare.
Highlighting various schemes being implemented by the Department, he said that there is a provision for education assistance for the wards of workers under which Rs 2500 to Rs 10000 is provided for lower education, Rs 15000 for post graduation, Rs 30000 for diploma courses and Rs 50000 for professional courses.
The department also provides assistance of Rs 1 lakh for chronic diseases to the registered construction workers.
Likewise assistance is also being provided in death cases to the extent of Rs 2 lakh and an additional 5 thousands for funeral rituals to the next of kin of the deceased labourer.
He urged the workers to register themselves online on www.jkbocw.gov.in with ALC office to get the benefits under J&K Building and other construction Workers Welfare Act and renew their existing labour cards which is already due.
He also made the labourers aware about different labour laws besides the safety equipment they need to wear at vulnerable sites in order to stay safe.
He also impressed upon them to remain vigilant and aware from agents for any official work as this office has not authorized any so called individual / private agency to deal with on its behalf.
Elaborating about the schemes of Employment Department, AD, Naresh Kumar said that every unorganized worker in the age group of 18 to 40 year can register himself/herself under the centre government’s Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan- dhan (PM-SYM) scheme at Employment Office Ramban.

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