Pune: Each construction labourer should be registered with Building and other Construction Workers (BOCW) Welfare Board so that they can avail benefits of different government schemes, said Vikas Panvelkar, Deputy Commissioner of Labour. He was speaking at labour awareness programme organised by CREDAI - Pune Metro in association with ‘ANULOM’ and Labour Department at Kalpataru Jade Residences, Baner recently. Over 350 construction workers were present for the programme.
DK Abhyankar, Director General, CREDAI - Pune Metro, JP Shroff, Chairman, Labour Welfare Committee of CREDAI, NA Walke, Assistant Commissioner of Labour, Mukund Mane, Regional Head, ANULOM, MA Mujawar, Labour Officer, Urmila Julka, General Manager, CREDAI - Pune Metro, Milind Talathi, Parag Patil, Labour Welfare Committee members, Samir Parkhi, Labour Welfare Officer, CREDAI Pune Metro, Neelkanth Sardesai, Sr Vice-President and Sanjay Chavan, Admin Officer, Kalpataru Group were present during the event.
Speaking at the event, Panvelkar said that once a labourer registers with BOCW, he can avail different benefits of government schemes meant for labourers. Registration requires a few documents like age proof certificate, address proof, Aadhaar card, photocopy of bank account passbook and photos of the worker.
In the last few months, many labourers have availed maximum benefit from the scheme. CREDAI members will help their workers to get registered with the board, said JP Shroff. He also said if labourers face any problem in getting the benefits, then they will help labourers to solve the problems.
On narrating the benefits of getting registered in BOCW, Mujawar said, some major education benefits are provided to the children of labourers along with aid during a health emergency and marriage.