Punjab government disburses Rs 45 Cr under welfare schemes for construction workers

CHANDIGARH: The Government of Punjab, led by Chief Minister of Punjab S. Bhagwant Mann and under the leadership of Minister of Labor Anmol Gagan Mann, is making continuous efforts for the welfare of construction workers. In order to continue the implementation of the ongoing construction workers welfare programs and assist them, an amount of 45 Crores has been distributed by the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board under various programs linked to construction workers after the formation of the current government.

Giving more information, the Labor Department spokesperson said that many programs are run by the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board for the welfare of construction workers. He said someone between the ages of 18 and 60 who has worked as a construction worker for 90 days or more in the past 12 months can become a beneficiary. He said that masons, bricklayers, painters, electricians, welders, carpenters, plumbers, stone cleaners, glass fitters, POPs, etc., construction workers can become beneficiaries of the labor committee.

He said Rs 65,000 is given under the Shagun Scheme for the marriage of two daughters of beneficiary construction workers. Similarly, 800 rupees are given for eyeglasses, 5,000 rupees for dental treatment and up to 6,000 rupees for hearing aids. Apart from this, financial assistance of Rs 20,000 is given for the cremation of registered construction workers and their family members. He said up to 1 lakh rupees can be reimbursed for indoor treatment costs for workers and their dependents for treatment of dangerous illnesses. A female worker can receive a benefit of Rs 21,000 and a male Rs 5,000 per child for a maximum of two children. He said registered beneficiaries of the council can get a salary of Rs. 5 lakh per family after registering under 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, the deputy labor commissioner or the inspector, the district labor police officer.

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