Delhi Government will assist construction workers through Delhi Labour Welfare Board
- 37127 registered construction workers will get the assistance immediately
- 9149 construction workers will get the assistance of Rs 5,000 as soon as registration is complete
The Delhi government has expedited the process of assisting Rs 5,000 to the daily wage labourers associated with the construction work during the lockdown. Yesterday, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi Mr Arvind Kejriwal made the announcement.
The Delhi government has already sent the file to Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Mr Anil Baijal on the said matter. The Delhi government will send the assistance amount to the account of all registered daily wage labourers as soon as it gets Hon’ble LG’s nod.
Around 9149 daily wage labourers have not been registered under the board yet but process of registration of all these people already started, so that they can also be given relief amount soon.
There are a total of around 37127 registered (with Delhi Labour Welfare Board) labourers. To tackle the Coronavirus outbreak India is under 21 days lockdown. The Delhi government is working hard to ensure every basic facility to the people. The Delhi government is very concerned with the economic crisis faced by the poor people due to this lockdown, therefore, Mr Kejriwal yesterday announced the assistance.
Delhi government is doing everything possible to reduce the problems of the people
The Government of Delhi is continuously making positive efforts to save the people of Delhi from the outbreak of Corona virus and to reduce the troubles during lock down. All the Cabinet minister and MLAs are working on the ground to ensure the basisc facilities to the people.
Hon’ble Delhi CM is monitoring the whole work himself. Amid the surge in cases of Coronavirus in Delhi, CM Arvind Kejriwal announced a heap of measures, such as doubling pension under various pension schemes of the Delhi government, free ration for 72 lakh beneficiaries and free food in the night shelters across the city. The government has also decided to provide 7.5 kilos free rations to 72 lakh beneficiaries attached to ration scheme for one month. Earlier, wheat was available at Rs. 2/kg, rice at Rs.3/kg and sugar at Rs. 13/kg. Now, the ration will be provided free of cost at 50% more quantity than normal entitlements for April. The Delhi government has also decided to double the pension under the widow pension scheme for 2.5 lakh beneficiaries, old-age pension scheme for 5 lakh beneficiaries, and disability pension scheme for 1 lakh beneficiaries. The beneficiaries will get the pension amount for March and April, by April 7.