Chandigarh 29 August:
The Punjab government led by Chief Minister Punjab S.Bhagwant Mann and under the direction of Labor Minister Anmol Gagan Mann are making continuous efforts for the welfare of construction workers. In order to further implement the schemes being run for the welfare of construction workers and to help them, an amount of 45 crores was distributed by the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board under various schemes related to construction workers after the formation of the present government.
Giving more information, the spokesperson of the labor department said that many schemes are being run by the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board for the welfare of the construction workers. He said that a person who is between 18-60 years of age and has worked as a construction worker for 90 days or more during the last 12 months can become a beneficiary. He said that masons, brick cement workers, painters, electricians, welders, carpenters, plumbers, stone cleaners, glass installers, POPs etc. construction workers can become beneficiaries of the labor board.
He said that 65 thousand rupees are given under Shagun scheme for the marriage of two girls of beneficiary construction workers. Similarly, 800 rupees is given for eye glasses, 5 thousand rupees for teeth treatment and up to 6 thousand rupees for hearing aids. Apart from this, financial assistance of 20 thousand rupees is given for cremation for registered construction workers and their family members. He said that up to 1 lakh rupees can be reimbursed for the indoor treatment expenses of the workers and their dependents for the treatment of dangerous diseases. A female worker can be given a benefit of Rs 21,000 and a male worker Rs 5,000 per child for a maximum of two children. He said that the registered beneficiaries of the board can get treatment of Rs. 5 lakh per family after registering under the Ayushman Yojana. An online application for this purpose can be registered at the nearest service center at a one-time registration fee of Rs.25 and Rs.10 per month for a period of one year to three years.
He said that for more information, one can contact the nearest service center, assistant labor commissioner or inspector, labor enforcement officer of the constituency.