n amount of Rs 62 crore has been disbursed as financial assistance among active registered workers under Building and other Construction Worker’s Welfare Board (BOCWWB) till February this year, an official said.
He said that 2649 inspections were conducted under different Labour Acts besides Rs 1.70 crore were realised as revenue during the period.
”As many as 57566 cases under different Welfare schemes — including Education assistance, Medical assistance, Chronic disease assistance, Disability assistance, Death and Funeral assistance — were also disposed off during a meeting chaired by Commissioner Secretary, Labour and Employment (L&E), Sarita Chauhan at Civil Secretariat here on Tuesday,” he said.
The Commissioner Secretary said that the department is committed to welfare of the working class and empowerment of Labourers as they play a major role in the infrastructure building of J&K.
While reviewing the status of court cases, Mr Chauhan directed the officers for early disposal of all pending cases. She asked them to put in place a mechanism to simplify the court cases of workers so that they do not suffer during settlement of their cases.
The Commissioner Secretary maintained that the J&K government has placed an institutional mechanism to implement welfare measures on ground to ensure workers are provided all benefits from government sponsored welfare schemes.
She impressed upon the officers to work with added zeal, in cohesion with present scenario and technological trends to yield better result on ground.