Thursday, December 7, 2023

CM launches Shram Shakti Abhiyan at Jamshedpur, workers to get benefits of insurance scheme

Jamshedpur: After whirlwind tour to different parts of the State, Chief Minister on Wednesday launched Shram Shakti Abhiyan at Football Ground of Adityapur in the neighbouring district Seraikela Kharsawan. The programme is aimed to register labourers working in the unorganised sector.

Addressing the gathering Das said that the Government is dedicated to the welfare of the workers. Policies are being framed to help them lead a good life.  He said that the laborers working in the unorganised sector are not aware of the government’s schemes and they become dependent on others and workers have to become aware and increase their confidence.

The satewide �Shram Shakti Abhiyan� is aimed at registering labourers employed in unorganized sector between September 25 and October 2 in the state labour department. Das asked administration of all the 24 districts to register workers on a mission mode taking help of NGOs.

 ” It is our ambitious programme and want to make it successful. I  have asked the principal secretary labour, employment and training department, Rajiv Arun Ekka to direct deputy commissioners to ensure that block officers, circle officers and other administrative officials should hold registration camps in every place including work site and factories. They should also hold meeting with factory owners and realtors and direct that they should employ only those workers who get registered in the Shram Shakti Abhiyan. � said  Das.

 The chief minister also appealed to the NGOs, political parties and trade unions to ensure that maximum number of workers are registered during the Shram Shakti Abhiyan.

 As per the programme after getting registered, workers can benefit of unorganized workers insurance scheme wherein dependants of workers will get Rs 2 lakh after death of the worker while labour department will pay the entire premium amount to LIC, other schemes include Antyashti Sahayata yojana (dependants will get Rs 25,000 for conducting last rites), CM scholarship scheme, Kaushal Unnayan scheme (children getting assistance in skill improvement) and health assistance scheme for women.

 Chief Minister also announced that government has allocated Rs 150 crore for workers in real estate.

 �We want to ensure welfare of all the workers irrespective of any sector.The government has allocated Rs 150 crore for workers in building construction sector and this fund would be used for their benefit. We also plan to link the over 18,000 health workers employed in different civic bodies in the state labour, employment and training department board wherein any health workers who has completed over three days of training will have a monthly increment of Rs 500 as he would be treated as skilled labour,� said Das.

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