Rs 1.2 crore to construction workers
construction workers, Udhampur Deputy Commissioner Indu Kanwal Chib on Monday disbursed a financial assistance to the tune of Rs 1.20 crore for 12,000 active registered workers of the district.
They will each be given Rs 1,000 for the Month of May and June to tide over difficulties amid the COVID-induced lockdown.
The financial assistance has been provided by the Labour department under Building and other Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB) for May, Assistant Labour Commissioner Pradyot Gupta informed. He added that the amount was released to the construction workers through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
The move has come following the announcement made by Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha for providing financial assistance to the registered workers as COVID relief for two months amid the second wave of the infection.
Chib hailed the Labour department for its proactive efforts in providing quick relief to poor labourers.
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