Release Rs 5000 each to 3 lakh 22 thousand registered construction workers: Assam CM


GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the functioning of Labour
Welfare Department and took stock of various schemes implemented for the
labour welfare in the state.

He directed the department to take expedient step for releasing the medical assistance of Rs
5000 each to 3 lakh 22 thousand registered construction workers in the state. Saying that the
state government has taken various steps for upliftment of downtrodden and underprivileged,
the Chief Minister highlighted schemes like Swahid Dayal Das Panika Swaniyojan Achoni
which provides Rs 25 thousand to unemployed youths in tea garden areas for self-employment
ventures and asked the Labour Welfare Department officials to extend the scheme to more

He also directed the department to take steps for covering the registered small shop owners and
keepers under pension scheme for unorganized sector and expedite implementation of schemes
like Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana which provides monetary benefit in case of
accidental deaths and disability. The Chief Minister stressed on the need to enroll minimum 10
lakh small shopkeepers under pension scheme within February and generating awareness
among the unorganized sector labourers for coming forward to register themselves and also for
increasing AADHAR enrolment among them for deriving central government scheme benefits.

Legal Advsier to the Chief Minister Santanu Bharali, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister
Paban Kumar Borthakur, Principal Secretary of Labour Welfare Department J.B. Ekka, Special
Commissioner to Chief Minister Ranjan Chakravarty, Labour Commissioner Sazad Zaman
Hazarika were also present in the meeting.