Noida MLA Organises Shram Panchayat On Labour Day 2018
On International Labour Day, Noida MLA has embarked on an awareness drive to wedge the gap between labourers and government by sensitising the former about the various state-run welfare schemes available to them. The MLA has organised many ‘Shram Panchayat’ in his constituency to make the labour class aware of their rights.
The main objective of organising shram panchayat is to resolve the problems faced by labourers. It also endeavours to make available to the labourers all the relevant information about the various welfare schemes run by the government for them, he said.
He said the government has devised various schemes “from womb to tomb” for the labour class, but a lack of awareness prevents them from enjoying their benefits.
There are nearly 14 schemes pertaining to labourers, but in the absence of awareness, they (labourers) are unable to enjoy these. For instance, labourers get assistance when a child is born, when someone falls ill, injures himself or die. Similarly, there are also schemes for the education of the children (of labourers) and welfare of spouse, he said.
The MLA also directed officials of the labour department to organise such panchayats every month so that the labourers can register themselves and thus take advantage of the various state schemes.
He said registration of labourers was being done at construction sites, and the assistance distributed to the registered labourers at these sites itself.
As compared to last year, the number of registrations swelled to two-and-a-half times. Last year, as many as 12,000 labourers registered themselves, while this year, the registration count stood at 30,000, he said.
Chikitsa Sahayta Yojana, Awas Sahayta Yojana, Matritva Hitlabh Yojana, Medhavi Chhatra Sahayta Yojana, Akshamta Pension Yojana, Balika Ashirwad Yojana, Gambhir Bimari Sahayta Yojana and Nirmaan Kamgar Mrityu Evam Viklangta Sahayta Yojana are some of the welfare schemes run by the Uttar Pradesh government for the labour class.
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