Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal with Assam Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board members.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal with Assam Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board members.

The Assam government on Friday decided to provide aids under different state government schemes to 30,000 registered workers engaged in building and other construction sectors on February 11.

The decision was in a review meeting presided over by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal of Assam Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.

The aids would be distributed under schemes for the death of registered labourers, medical assistance, one-time education grant, general pension, family pension, and loan for buying tools and equipment, assistance during pregnancy etc.

Directing to ensure that the aids reach the workers within the stipulated time, CM Sonowal instructed the labour department to make sure the registration of labourers engaged in the private sector. He also directed for starting an online registration process for the same.

The CM also called for increasing the skills of labourers engaged in the construction sector while issuing direction for ensuring the aids reach the workers in all districts of the state.

He also 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.          

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