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People's representatives and govt officials must ensure that benefits of welfare schemes reach the eligible beneficiaries - Rana Gurjeet Singh

P S Walia | December 04, 2021 06:54 PM

 

Orders to set up special camps throughout the district for the convenience of the people

More than 200 registrations on first day of camp for the registration of construction workers at Jaloukhana


Kapurthala, December 4: Punjab Technical Education, Horticulture and Water Resources Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh today said that the elected representatives and government officials should ensure that the benefits of the public welfare schemes of the Punjab government reach all eligibile beneficiaries.

Inaugurating the camp organized by the Punjab Building and Other Workers Construction Board for the registration of construction workers, labourers, electricians, plumbers etc. at the city's jallokhana here , the Cabinet Minister said that Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has been focusing on the welfare of the poor and the weaker sections of the society.

He said that for the first time during the last Diwali festival the Punjab government had given a gift of Rs.3100 to each registered labourer at a total cost of Rs.400 crore.

"Every common man today feels that the Punjab government is his own and his problems are being heard and resolved," he said.

He told all the councillors and government officials that they are the representatives of the people and hence it is their foremost duty to ensure that the benefits of every scheme should reach the people.

He also announced that special camps would be set up in all the districts for the registration of workers and he issued instructions to the Assistant Labour Commissioner for the same.

Apart from this , more camps should be set up in Kapurthala city and the camp at jallokhana should run on permanent basis, he added.

On this occasion he also asked all the councillors and officials of the labour department to identify the eligible beneficiaries in their respective wards and ensure issuing of cards to them, as under this scheme they are not only getting free treatment under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna but also assistance upto Rs 70,000 for their children's education and can claim compensation in case of accident. Apart from this provision has also been made to give pension and Rs. 51000 under shagun scheme to the workers, said Rana Gurjeet Singh.

The Cabinet Minister also distributed registration cards to the workers on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Additional Deputy Commissioner Urban Development Anupam Klair said that the timetable for setting up special camps for the benefit of public welfare schemes would be released in next 2 days.

Assistant Labour Commissioner Pradeep Kumar informed that more than 200 construction workers had filled up the forms online on the first day of the camp.

Former MLA Banga Tarlochan Sundh, Chairman Municipal Improvement Trust Manoj Bhasin, Deputy Mayor Master Vinod Sood, Deepak Salwan, Deshbandhu, Manish Kumar, Harsimranjit Singh (all councillors were also present on the occasion.

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