IEP Chandigarh, December 31
The Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is constantly striving for the welfare of every section of the state. Working in this direction, Minister of Labour, Investment Promotion, Tourism and Cultural Affairs and Grievance Redressal, Ms.Anmol Gagan Mann said that during the last 9 months of government, many important decisions have been taken to raise the standard of living of the working class and in favour of their interests. Giving more information in this regard, the minister said that the state government has increased the minimum wages of unskilled workers from Rs.9192 to Rs.9907, while the minimum wages of semi-skilled workers has been increased from Rs 9972 to Rs.10687. Apart from this, the wages of skilled workers have been increased from Rs 10869 to Rs 11584 and the wages of highly skilled workers have been increased from Rs 11901 to Rs 12616. She mentioned that a total amount of Rs. 71.01 crore has been released to 53731 construction workers under various labour welfare schemes through the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board. She said that 6.42 lakh live construction workers have been registered with the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, who can avail the benefits of the board’s 17 schemes. The minister also shared the information that recently the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board contacted the Government of India and connected the board with the e-KYC service. This will enable the beneficiary’s details to be authenticated/verified by fetching them from the Aadhaar database through their Aadhaar number during registration. This process will make the registration/renewal process efficient, accurate and better and the needy construction workers will be able to avail the welfare schemes of the board easily. Apart from this, she said that a mobile app “Punjab Kirti Sahayak” has been launched with the aim of providing great convenience to the construction workers. She said that with this mobile app, the construction worker need not go to the Suvidha Centre, instead, he/she can get himself registered using his mobile phone and take advantage of the welfare schemes of the government, saving him from the loss of his daily wages. The Labour Minister said that a total amount of 4.62 crores has been distributed to 2378 workers under labour welfare schemes in the current financial year through the Punjab Labour Welfare Board. She said that in the future too, pro-labour decisions will be taken by the state government for the welfare of the working class.
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