Chief Minister chairs meeting of Labour Department officials

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 May 2017 10:26:02

Staff Reporter,


STATE Government will launch special drive to benefit labourers working organised and unorganised sectors through 60 various welfare schemes during the rainy season. Total expenditure of the welfare schemes is expected to be Rs 465 cr.

Presiding over the meeting of the State Labour Department, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh issued directives to senior officials to focus their attention in preparation for launching the welfare schemes across the state and also informed that at the redressal camps organised under Lok Suraaj Abhiyan, the labourers are been made aware about forthcoming welfare schemes.

He added that from 2014 to 2016 over fifteen lakh labourers in the state have been benefit through welfare schemes floated by Building and Allied Labourers Welfare Board, Unorganised Labourers State Social Security Board and Chhattisgarh Labour Welfare Board.

He further instructed the officials to host special camps during the rainy season in 10 cities of the state and make the labourers aware about the benefit of health insurance scheme, issuing of smart card, Prime Minister Insurance Security Scheme and Jeevan Jyoti Insurance Scheme.
He also lauded the effort of the labour department officials for successfully launching the pilot project of ‘Ann Sahayat Yojana’ in Raipur and Durg and called on the officials to extend the scheme in other districts also.

It may be mention that in Chhattisgarh 13.30 lakh labourers working in organized sectors have been registered and in unorganised sectors their number are 8.85 lakh.
Present during the meeting were Labour Department Principal Secretary R P Mandal, Aman Kumar Singh, Santosh Mishra, Avinash Champawat and other senior officials of Labour Department.