SRINAGAR: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, today sanctioned a financial assistance worth Rs 2.50 crore in favour of construction workers and dependents under Death-cum-Funeral Assistance and Chronic Diseases Financial Assistance Scheme.
Under the Schemes, Advisor Khan gave approval to 110 cases including 90 death cases and 20 chronic diseases and injury cases. The sanctioned amount would be released soon under the scheme being run by J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (JKBOCWWB).
Pertinently, JKBOCWWB provides financial assistance of rupees two lakh to the dependents of construction workers on their death along with Rs 5000 as funeral assistance. Besides, the Board also provides rupees one lakh per year to those construction workers and their dependents registered with the Board who suffer from life consuming chronic disease for their treatment.
Speaking on the occasion, Advisor Khan said a process has already been started to sanction all pending cases for which the maximum number of backlog cases were sanctioned in the last three months with no pendency.
“Most of the cases sanctioned today were fresh as we have already made a process a standard that after the death of construction worker, a file must be put in within fifteen days after which the case is being finalized for sanction within a month,” Advisor Khan said adding that the cases are being disposed off in a time bound manner to provide relief to construction workers and their families.