Creating mass awareness about welfare schemes: Adv Khan
23: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor,
Farooq Khan Monday underscored the need for creating mass awareness about the
Government welfare programmes so that the benefits trickle down to the
He was chairing a
meeting to review the functioning of Labour & Employment Department
(L&ED), here at Civil Secretariat.
Advisor Khan directed the concerned to go for
an intensive campaign on mission mode to reach out to the beneficiaries for
their registration under various welfare schemes.
He suggested for
launching a mass campaign through local vernacular newspapers to spread the
information about the government’s welfare schemes among the targeted people.
The meeting was
attended by Commissioner Secretary L&E Department, Saurabh Bhagat; Labour
Commissioner, Abdul Rashid War and other concerned officers.
L&E briefed the Advisor about the activities of the department and apprised
him about the implementation of Central Laws in J&K.
maintained that the Government is committed to the welfare of every strata of
society, including working and labour class so as to uplift their socio-economic
status. It was informed that various welfare schemes are in place for the
purpose that include provision of Provident Fund, Medical Insurance, a package
of welfare schemes for building and construction workers, rehabilitation of
child labourers and bonded labourers etc.
the working of J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board,
the Advisor was informed that the board covers death, marriage, chronic disease
injury benefits, besides assistance for permanent and temporary disability,
maternal benefit and education assistance among other assistance and benefits.
directed the concerned to come up with a proposal of providing 100 per cent
benefit cover to meritorious students of working class with the provision of
tuition, lodging and boarding. He asked them to prepare different slabs from
8th standard to professional courses in a manner so that it would motivate the
children to pursue higher education and let a child get education from best
institutions of his area.
meeting was informed that 4.09 lakh workers have been registered till November
2019, of which 51,761 were registered through online mode.
The Advisor asked
the concerned to hold awareness camps in all districts and make the working class
aware about the government schemes meant for their uplift.
The meeting was
also informed about the transfer of Provident Fund data of different private
and public sector employees from erstwhile J&K State mode to Central mode.
appreciated the department for its strenuous efforts and asked the officers to
work with more dedication and deepen synergy to achieve the target of cent per
cent coverage of eligible persons in J&K.