Govt to constitute Labour Board

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir would “soon” have a Labour Board constituted to look after the needs and necessitates of the working class, the government announced Friday.
Interacting here with the deputations that projected the demand for constitution of the Board, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said “the Labour Board, which looks after the needs and necessities of the labourers, would be constituted soon and the matter would be taken up with the finance ministry”.
A Labour Board provides assistance to the labour class for children’s education and marriages, and during natural calamities.
Singh assured the deputations that the government would “initiate necessary steps” for constitution of the Board, which “the state hasn’t constituted for the last three years”.
“It (absence of the Board) has resulted in hardships to the labour class,” Singh said.
The government, he said, is “aware” of the problems being faced by the labour class and would take “necessary steps” to help them.