In the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Commissioner Secretary, Labour and Employment Department, Saurabh Bhagat, convened a meeting to review the functioning of J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (BOCWWB).
Bhagat took a detailed review about the physical, financial achievements and status of the schemes.
He was apprised about the beneficiary details, registrations and other developments. The commissioner secretary appreciated the efforts of welfare board, ALCs and impressed upon them to work with added zeal and better coordination.
Earlier in a meeting, he also reviewed the Mission Mode Project for registration of left out BOC workers. He said an extensive awareness campaign has been launched district wise in which people in general and unorganized workers in particular are being made aware through print, electronic as well as social media about the benefits of registration as BOC workers and its schemes thereof.
Besides, in view of ongoing pandemic of Covid-19 an amount of Rs 66.48 crore has been released for disbursement among the registered active building and other construction workers at Rs 4000 per labour under BOCWWB in four equal instalments at Rs 1000 per month as relief.