SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (BOCWWB) has collected Rs 126 crore as cess so for in Kashmir Division with it disbursed Rs. 82 crore among the beneficiaries since 2011-2012 fiscal.
This was stated by the board officials during a meeting chairing by Minister for Planning, Labour and Employment, Ajay Sadhotra on Tuesday.
Sadhotra said that welfare of the labourer class should be priority of the Board asking them to come up with new schemes like housing , group insurance and pension for the workers.
The Minister asked the officers to visit all construction sites and see whether the firms are paying cess what they are actually supposed to remit as per the standing norms. He asked them to enforce the provisions of the Act strictly in order to generate the income of the Board, which can be utilized for the welfare for labourers.
He instructed the officers to complete early distribution of pass books among the beneficiaries registered with the department and also sensitize them about the welfare schemes and the benefits of the initiatives taken by the Government for their welfare.
It was given out that 2.41 lakh construction workers are registered with the department. It was given out that computerization of records and introduction of new welfare schemes is under the consideration of the Board.