Tuesday, April 28, 2020

MP bats for further payment of construction workers

Port Blair, April 28: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands has requested the Labour Commissioner, A&N Administration to further give Rs.3000/- (Three thousand) as 2nd instalments of Ex-gratia payment to 4906 live registered construction workers who has been already paid Rs.3000/- (Three thousand) under Pradhan Manthri Gharib Kalyan Yojana as the lockdown period has been extended from 14.04.2020 to 03.05.2020.  Further he said that the ex-gratia payment of Rs.6000 (Six thousand) to be provided to the newly registered construction workers who are approximately 5000 in numbers.  He also said that by restoration of membership of registered workers about 5000 in number whose membership has been ceased on account of non payment of subscription also to be provided Rs.6000/- (Six thousand) through Direct Benefit Transfer.  By implementing this scheme, near about 15,000 (Fifteen thousand) construction workers will get Rs.6000/- which will be beneficial for them to purchase their ration items at this crisis of COVID-19 under Pradhan Manthri Gharib Kalyan Yojana, a press release from MP office said here today. 

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