Delhi Govt Grants Rs 10,000 to 1,825 Const Workers
The Delhi government on 23rd June granted Covid relief disbursement of Rs 10,000 each to 1,825 construction workers registered under the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.
The construction workers, registered with the board before September 30, would have to renew their membership to be eligible for the financial aid. “I urge all construction workers who were members of the Board before 30th September, 2018 to renew their membership with the Construction Board so that they are able to receive disbursement benefits,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
According to the Delhi government, it has already disbursed Rs 5,000 each to 2,17,039 construction workers as Covid relief disbursement this year. Sisoda, who is also the labour minister, said a series of reforms have been carried out on the basis of inspections and registration drives he conducted since he took over the ministry in November 2020.
“Within six months the number of construction workers registered with the Construction Board has increased to 2.38 lakhs. Earlier, workers had to stand in long queues for hours to submit his/her application but now the entire process is shifted online which helps workers to quickly apply with the government and not miss his/her daily wage,” he noted.