Gram sabhas on unorganised labourers’ welfare schemes on 7th

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 May 2018 09:55:45


Staff Reporter,

SPECIAL gram sabhas will be organised in the State to provide information about labour protection and labour welfare schemes to labourers of unorganised sector on May 7 at 5 pm. Information related to labourer welfare schemes and Chief Minister’s Unorganised Labourer Welfare Scheme will be provided in these special gram sabha meetings. On the same day, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will address the gram sabha meetings at 5.30 pm and converse with the labourers present on the occasion. A unique scheme has been implemented in the State under the guidance of CM for welfare of unorganised sector labourers.

CM said that the labourers from the unorganised sector were unable to raise their voice for their rights and facilities. In a significant decision, State Govt has made a unique scheme for the welfare of labourers of unorganised sector. Labourers are registered so that they can avail the benefit of the scheme. CM urged registered labourers to check their names in the list to be read out in the gram sabhas. If their name is missing, they should immediately get their names registered.

CM said that the scheme has arrangements to provide land pattas, pucca houses, education of children, medical treatment, maternity assistance, assistance amount to those facing disability during work, compensation in case of accident, assistance for performing last rites etc to labourers. He said that farmers with up to 2.5 acre land have also been included in this scheme because they come under agricultural labour category. Panch sarpanch of the related villages and elite members of the gram sabha will read CM’s message. Revenue Minister Umashankar Gupta, Chief Secretary B P Singh, Additional Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Finance A P Shrivastava, Principal Secretary to the CM Ashok Bernawal, Principal Secretary Vivek Agarwal, Principal Secretary S K Mishra and senior officers were present.