‘Congenial environment imperative for work, growth’

CM distributes Rs1.31 cr among 1000 beneficiaries


Srinagar, Jan 6: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today said that congenial environment is imperative for providing opportunity of work to working class besides carrying forward growth and development.
 Launching programme of cess distribution among workers at a function at SKICC here this morning, the Chief Minister said: “Whenever there is a law and order problem the first brunt has to be borne by workers whose bread earning opportunity gets marred by this,” he said.
 “You have witnessed the hardships in the disturbances during 2008, 2009 and 2010. You know its pinch better than anyone else as you and your family are most sufferers in such situation”, he told workers underlining the importance of peace for ensuring livelihood of work force and moving forward on development path.
 Omar announced many incentives including enhancement of minimum wages, ex-gratia relief, pension from January 2013 and financial assistance to the registered labour classes associated with building and other constructions at the function.
 Omar asked the Labour Minister to move a proposal of bringing registration of workers and delivery of assistance to them under PSGA so that work force gets benefited holistically.
 He said the time bound delivery of welfare measures including financial assistance to work force would be a far reaching measure to make them and their families happier.
 In today’s function Omar distributed financial assistance of Rs. 1.31 crore among about 1000 beneficiaries from Srinagar, Islamabad (Anantnag), Kulgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Bandipora, Budgam, Baramulla, Shopian and Ganderbal districts.
 Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Labour and Employment, Abdul Gani Malik said that labour classes associated with construction, alteration, repairs, maintenance, demolition of buildings, streets, roads, railways, air-fields, irrigation, drainage, embankment, navigation, flood control works, generation, transmission, power distribution, water works, radio, television and telephone works, installation of electric lines, etc, will be get benefited with under welfare schemes being implemented by the Board.
 He said that the keen interest of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah in the welfare and uplift of labour classes has infused new energy in the functioning of the Board and remarkable headway has been achieved during last about six months.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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