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KULGAM MARCH 29: An awareness camp was organized by Labour Department at Mini Secretariat Kulgam here today.
The District Development Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat was the Chief guest at the camp which was attended by a large gathering of construction workers registered with the J&K Construction Worker’s Welfare Board were also present.
The DDC, 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 government is prioritizing their welfare. He directed the Assistant labour Commissioner to expedite the processing of assistance cases for the workers.
The Assistant Labour Commissioner highlighted various schemes being executed by the Department. He said that for education of wards of workers an assistance of Rs 2500 to Rs 10000 is being provided for lower education, Rs 15000 for post graduation, Rs 30000 for diploma courses and Rs 50000 for professional courses.
The Department also provides marriage assistance to the tune of Rs 25000 and an 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.