B&OC workers most vulnerable segments of unorganised labour: Drabu

B&OC workers most vulnerable segments of unorganised labour: Drabu
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JAMMU: To discuss the measures taken by the state government for the workers in unorganised sector, Chairman, Central Building and Other Construction Workers Advisory Board (CBOCWAB), V Sreenivas Naidu called on the Minister for Finance, Labour & Employment, Haseeb A Drabu here on Tuesday.
Naidu hailed the pioneering measures taken by the state government to ensure socio-economic security of the workers in the state’s unorganised sector, an official handout read.
He also appreciated the state government’s decision to have a uniform code for the workers by merging hundreds of redundant labour laws.
Drabu informed the Chairman, CBOCWAB that the state government has recently launched “Muhafiz” scheme for providing a security net to the workers in the unorganised sector.
“There are around 3 lakh workers registered with Jammu and Kashmir Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB) who will be covered under accidental, life and disability insurance besides providing educational scholarships to their children under Muhafiz scheme,” he said.
The scheme also envisages extending micro-credit facility to such workers and facilitating their registration through online and other modes, the handout read.
Drabu said the building and other construction workers are “one of the most numerous and vulnerable segments of the unorganised labour” and unfortunately, till now, there was no institutionalised mechanism in place in J&K for their on-the-job safety and socio-economic security, the handout added.

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