Deadline extended till April 10 to achieve the target of 65,000 registrations
Pune: The State Labour Department could not complete the labour registration target and, hence, has planned to extend the construction labour registration drive till April 10.
The department had kept a target of 65,000 registrations in a month and was successful in registering of about 45,000 labourers till April 5. The registration will help these labourers get access to over 28 different beneficiary schemes of the State government meant for them.
The registration drive was started on February 23 and in the first five days, 1,500 labourers were registered with the department. Later, officials found that they were going too slow on registrations and, hence, they started working overtime to achieve the target.
Speaking about the initiative, Assistant Commissioner of Labour B Wagh said that the department is trying hard to achieve the target of 65,000 registrations. "We are positive of achieving the target. The current number of registration is satisfactory and we are working to increase the number of registrations," added Wagh.
Wagh further said that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is also guiding the department for the benefits of the labourers. "There are over 28 different schemes by the government for the labourers, which helps in the socioeconomic development of the labourers and their families. The schemes include medical aid, scholarship benefits and financial aid to the labourers," added Wagh.
As per the schemes, in case of death of a labourer, his family will get an aid of Rs 10,000 and his wife would get an aid of Rs 24,000 for five years.
Similarly, if the labourer dies while on work, his legal heir will get aid of Rs 5 lakh. To be eligible for registration, a labourer has to be employed for more than 90 days and will be required to submit a proof of employment.
Why registration is important?
1. As per the schemes, in case of death of a labourer, his family will get aid of Rs 10,000 and his wife would get aid of Rs 24,000 for five years.
2. If a labourer dies while on work, his legal heir will get aid of Rs 5 lakh.
3. For registration, a labourer has to be employed for more than 90 days and will be required to submit a proof of employment.