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L&ED launches Mission Mode Project to register Construction Workers

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Srinagar : The Department of Labour and Employment has launched a Mission Mode Project for registration of Construction Workers with an ambitious target of covering about 3 lakh Building and Other Construction Workers in addition to the existing 1.70 lakh active workers.

At present, 1.70 lakh Building and Other Construction Workers have been registered with the J&K, Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB), who are being provided different benefits under schemes of this Board like educational assistance for their Children, Death Assistance, Disease Assistance and Covid-19 Assistance. The department has been asked by the Administrative Council to cover all eligible Building & Other Construction Workers of un-organized sector through BOCWWB under various schemes including PM-JAY/JKSHS.

For achieving this target, a Memorandum of Understanding shall be signed between Labour Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (BOCWWB) and Chief Executive Officer, State Health Agency for working out modalities for coverage of construction workers under PM-JAY/J&K Health Schemes.

Pertinently, data of workers who have already been covered by the Gold Card (Ayushman Bharat) shall be segregated immediately and Labour Commissioner shall conduct a snap survey to identify such workers within 15 days and segregate the covered and uncovered active workers and the uncovered workers shall be covered under the schemes like PM-JAY/J&K Health Schemes.

The benefits provided under J&K, BOCWWB, PM-JAY and J&K Health Scheme shall be provided not only to the present active 1.70 lakh workers but also to those whose membership has been renewed or are newly registered.

In this regard, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Commissioner Secretary to Government, Labour & Employment, Saurabh Bhagat which was attended by Labour Commissioner, J&K, Abdul Rashid War, Director Finance, Labour & Employment Barkat Hussain Qaifi, Showkat Ahmad Rather, Addl Secretary, Labour & Employment and other concerned officers.

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