ANANTNAG, AUGUST 12: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan has distributed cheques worth Rs 35.48 lakh among the construction workers and dependents of construction workers who lost their lives or got injured while working on construction projects in Anantnag district.
Speaking on the occasion Advisor Khan, reaffirmed that it has remained J&K administration’s commitment to mitigate sufferings of people in the region and in the wake of COVID -19 pandemic.
The Advisor also chaired a meeting with officers of the Labour and Employment Department of the district to review implementation of various schemes in the district by various departments besides noting achievements registered in the district with respect to the Labour Department.
During the meeting, the Advisor was informed that 21,664 construction workers are registered with J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board in the district and Rs 4.68 crore has been released in favour of active construction workers in four instalments at the rate of Rs 1000 per worker.
While discussing the PM-SYM (Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan) launched by Government of India for the labourers in the unorganised sector of age group from 18- 40 years, the meeting was informed that so far 6595 labourers have been registered out of 12852 targets with 51.30 per cent achievement under the scheme in the district.
While reviewing the progress on Mission Mode Project for registration of left out BOC workers in the district, Advisor Khan was informed that under MMP 8717 fresh unorganized workers have been registered while 5435 non active workers have been activated.
It was further given out that a total number of 1679 workers have been registered and 452 beneficiary cards have been renewed during this month in the district.
It was also given out that nearly Rs 6.52 crore has been distributed among beneficiaries under several assistance and schemes by the Labour department in the district from the past 19 months.
The meeting was further informed that the Labour department of the district has one Labour Sarai at Wanpoh, which needs renovation or new construction. Besides, it was given out that a number of labourers are involved every year with Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra for whom a Labour Sarai may kindly be provided at Pahalgam.
Speaking on the occasion, Advisor Khan directed the concerned officers to strictly adhere to the timelines fixed under Public Service Guarantee Act while dealing with such sensitive and welfare measures.
He directed that all the cases pertaining to death or chronic diseases should be put up before him within a month so that financial assistance would be sanctioned at the earliest.