Punjab to revise construction labourers' welfare schemes
The Punjab government has taken a policy decision to revise all the schemes pertaining to the welfare of construction workers to increase the reach of the scheme.
Stating this here, state Labour Welfare Minister Chunni Lal Bhagat said decision in this regard has been taken in a high-level meeting of Punjab Building and other Construction Workers' Welfare Board, held today.
He said it was observed that the monetary help being provided to the construction labourers' under the present welfare schemes is meager and was not keeping pace with the rise in the inflation.
He said the government has considered the cause of the construction labourers' sympathetically and intend to increase the amount of pension scheme, ex gratia grant and the LTC.
Divulging the detail, Mr Bhagat said the state government has been providing ex gratia amount of Rs 1 lakh in the case of death or 100 per cent handicap, whereas Rs 50,000 in case of partial handicap and Rs 2000 as LTC at the gap of four year.
The minister said the amount given in these welfare schemes is meager as compare to the inflation.
(Posted on 28-05-2014)