Chandigarh, March 6: The government of Punjab, led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, continues to prioritize the welfare of every section of the state. Anmol Gagan Mann, the Minister of Labour, Grievance Redressal, Investment Promotion, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs and Hospitality, recently announced that the state government has disbursed Rs 9 crore to 3,935 construction workers under various welfare schemes through the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.
Mann emphasized the availability of various welfare schemes for construction workers through the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, and urged eligible beneficiaries to register for the schemes at special camps organized at the district level.
She also elaborated on some of the welfare schemes, including the Shagan scheme, which provides financial assistance for the marriage of daughters of construction workers, and the ex-gratia scheme, which provides financial assistance in the event of a worker’s death.
Mann highlighted that any construction worker who has worked for more than 90 days in the last 12 months and is between 18-60 years of age can become a beneficiary.
The Minister directed officials to work more diligently and transparently in order to provide the benefits of welfare schemes to construction workers, with the aim of strengthening their economic status.
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