Srinagar, Oct 12: Commissioner Secretary Labour & Employment, Saurabh Bhagat called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan Friday.
The Secretary briefed the Governor about activities and programmes being undertaken by the department in the state. He also informed the Governor of special programmes initiated for welfare of labourers, including welfare schemes for building and construction workers, rehabilitation of child and bonded labourers, payment of provident fund, rationalization, medical insurance to all government employees among others.
Governor stressed upon the importance of employee welfare and urged the Secretary to ensure that delays are avoided in resolving the pending issues of the labourers including casual workers.
Later, Commissioner Secretary Forest, Ecology and Environment, Manoj Dwivedi, also called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan.
During the meetings, discussions were held regarding the on-ground progress made by the department in implementation of schemes and projects.
Dwivedi briefed the Governor on the afforestation efforts being undertaken in the state for protection and preservation of the state’s green resources. They also held discussions on efforts towards conservation of biodiversity, soil and water conservation besides the steps taken to curb environmental pollution in the state.
Governor stressed for focused efforts for enhancing and maintaining state’s forest cover and rich bio-diversity by employing latest innovative technologies available.