Chandigarh, Sept 13 – Keeping in view the modern techniques being used in building and other construction works, the Haryana Government has decided to establish State Building Construction Academy to impart training to workers engaged in this field.
        A decision to this effect has been taken in review meeting of Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, here today.
        Additional Chief Secretary, Labour Department, Mr. Vijai Vardhan apprised the Chief Minister that the State Academy would be established on the pattern on National Academy of Construction, Hyderabad, and Haryana would be the second state to have such academy. He said that the academy would offer certificate courses of 76 days to registered workers in six trades such as masonry, bar binding, plumber, sanitation, electric wiring, floor and tiles, and painting and decoration. The Chief Minister directed to start these courses at the earliest in any Industrial Training Institute or any other government building. It was also informed that out of total 7,03,158 registered workers under the Board, 3,77,547 are active till July 2017. Among the active workers, Aadhaar have been linked of 3,63,257.
        The Chief Minister directed to start similar scheme to Antyodaya Aahaar Yojana to provide low cost and nutritious food to workers engaged in building and other construction works, which could be launched on the occasion of Lord Vishwakarma Jayanti.
        Others present in the meeting included Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Nayab Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Rajesh Khullar, Principal Secretary, Skill Development and Industrial Training Department, Mr. T.C. Gupta and other senior officers.