BANDIPORA: In order to make the workers aware of their rights and welfare facilities, an awareness camp was organized by Labour Department on Saturday at Khayar, Lawaypora and Bandipora.
The Assistant Labour Commissioner (ALC) Arshad Qadir Bhat made the workers aware with the safety equipment they need to wear at vulnerable sites in order to remain safe. He also briefed the workers about various legislations presently in vogue in the State for workers.
He urged the workers to register themselves with ALC office to get the proper benefits under J&K Building and other construction Workers Welfare Act.
The department organized similar kind of camps in far-flung areas of the district.
Besides, the Department is also organizing camps to collect forms from the construction workers for their educational assistance. For this, the department has designated two collection centres, one at Sumbal colony, and another at District Headquarters Bandipora. The workers from Gurez are informed that they could deposit their forms at District Headquarters Bandipora.