Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) conducted a workshop on Labour Laws and sensitization of construction workers about various welfare schemes being implemented by the govt. for construction workers at Panthachowk, Srinagar here today
Project Manager, JKUSDIP, Kashmir, J&KERA welcomed participants and briefed them about the purpose of organizing the workshop. He said that safety of labour, timely payment of wages and provision of certain basic facilities at site are a must for psycho -socio-well being of construction workers.
During the course of workshop Resource Person from the Labour department, Mrs.Hafsa Qayoom, Labour Officer, Srinagar made construction workers aware about the various welfare schemes being implemented by Labour department for the betterment of construction workers like accidental death benefit scheme, educational support for children, children s marriage scheme, maternity benefits scheme etc and impressed upon all the construction workers present in the workshop to get themselves registrated with the concerned District Labour Office to avail the benefits of welfare schemes meant for their benefit and also explained them in detail about the process of registration. She also delved at length about Building and Construction workers Welfare Act.
Workshop was attended by Project Manager, (Hyd) JKUSDIP, J&KERA, Deputy Project Manager, (Hyd) J&KERA and other officers of J&K ERA and more than 90 construction workers. Workshop was organized as part of Gender Action Plan and Community Awareness Programme component of ongoing Asian Development Bank funded JKUSDIP (Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Investment Programme ) being executed by J&K ERA. As part of this component J&KERA has also organized a series of community based awareness programmes at community levels and also in various schools wherein people are being sensitized about best practices in health, sanitation, environmental protection, solid waste management and behavior Change Communication for school children.