Delhi govt launches an online portal where construction workers can register themselves from tomorrow: Gopal Rai


NEW DELHI, May 15, 2020
The Delhi government on Friday launched a website http://www.edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in/ for the new registration and renewal of registration of the construction workers in Delhi.  The Delhi government this Monday also decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 5,000 again to the construction workers in the wake of the extended coronavirus lockdown. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Construction Workers’ Welfare Board, chaired by Labour Minister Mr. Gopal Rai. There are around 40,000 construction workers registered with the board. Development Minister of Delhi Mr. Gopal Rai launched this website today.
“There are many unregistered construction laborers in Delhi along with construction laborers whose renewal of registration is pending. In a bid to solve this registration and renewal related issues, today we have launched a website http://www.edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in/. From tomorrow here the construction laborers can register for a new application or renewal,” said Mr. Rai.
He added, “In this registration process first, the person needs to register by filing a login form online. The website will have several options but for the new registration or renewal, the person will be needed to select either option no 62 (renewal) or option no 63 (for new registration). In this process the following information will be required: Name, address, contact details, date of birth, self-declaration, address proof, bank account proof, proof of birth, and certificate of 90 days of work from employer or union. Following the submission of these details, an OTP will be sent to the person’s mobile no. The person will also get a date on which he or she will be needed to physically visit a designated center to submit original documents. Thereafter the person will get the labor card and can avail all the facilities.”
“There are some doubts regarding who all can register themselves as construction workers. According to laws, carpenters, worker grinders, construction site guards, the people who work in concrete mixers, crane operator, electrician, comp operator, Mason (Raj Mistry), tiles stone fitters, welders, coolies, and others can apply,” said Mr. Rai