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30,000 construction sector workers to get govt aid
Staff Reporter

 
 GUWAHATI, Jan 3 - Thirty thousand registered workers engaged in building and other construction sectors would be given aid under different schemes by the State government at a State-level distribution function to be held in the city on February 11.

This was decided at a review meeting of the Assam Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board presided over by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in his conference room at Janata Bhawan today.

Notably, the aid would be distributed under schemes for death of registered labourers, medical assistance, one-time education grant, general pension, family pension, loan for buying tools and equipment, assistance during pregnancy etc., an official release said. Directing the authorities concerned to ensure that the aid reaches the workers within the stipulated time, the Chief Minister instructed the labour department to ensure registration of labourers engaged in the private sector. He also directed the launch of an online registration process for the same.

Chief Minister Sonowal called for increasing the skills of labourers engaged in the construction sector while issuing direction for ensuring the aid reaches the workers in all districts of the State. He said that no irregularity would be accepted in this regard.

Various welfare schemes like Shram Yogi Man-Dhan and possibility of bringing distance learning method within the ambit of one-time education grant, were also discussed during the meeting.

Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Sanjay Lohia, Principal Secretary of Finance Department Samir Kumar Sinha and other senior officials of the labour department were also present at the meeting.

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