Workers asked to register with SWB
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Jan 24: Minister for Higher Education, Abdul Gani Malik Monday said that with the establishment of State Workers’ Board (SWB) immediate assistance will be provided to the workers in case of any accident besides timely payment of pension to them on attaining the age of 60 years, an official statement said.
Minister said this during a meeting with the representatives of all Jammu and Kashmir Joint Workers and Labours Union here.
The Minister said that full time CEO/ Secretary for the Board has been already appointed while the measures have been initiated to provide subordinate staff and establish its office shortly.
Malik stressed upon the workers to get themselves registered with the Board for availing host of benefits under various welfare schemes. He said a whopping amount of Rs. 45 crore has been collected as cess, adding the amount will be spent for the wellbeing of building and other constructions workers.
The Minister impressed upon the agencies associated with the building and other construction workers in the State to deduct cess at source as per the Act and deposit the same with the Board.
The Secretary of the Board, Syed Mureed Hussain assured the Minister of smooth working of the Board and the implementation of welfare schemes for the workers in a transparent manner. He said no stone will be left unturned to evolve the Board in a vibrant and efficient institution. The Chairman of the Union, Mohammad Ramzan Kralpori, State President and General Secretary of the Union, among others, attended the meeting.
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