Chandigarh, January 16: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala chaired the 19th meeting of 'The Haryana Building and Others Construction Works Welfare Board' in Gurugram today.

The meeting decided to provide bus passes to construction workers to commute in the state transport buses from home to workplace. The cost of this bus pass will be borne in by the Board. For this, the Deputy Chief Minister has instructed the officials of the Labour Department to outline a plan in consultation with the officials of the Transport Department. He also said that the scheme will be named ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee Shramik Avagaman Yojana. Similarly, in the Char Dham Scheme, which has been planned for the laborers, wherein a bus will carry construction workers to any religious place as a trial by the state transport. If this trial is successful, it will be implemented.

After understanding the problems of women workers, the Deputy Chief Minister has directed the Women and Child Development Department to run a campaign of sanitary napkins and hygiene among women workers. He has also directed the labor department officials to explore possibilities of installing ATM Sanitary Napkin Dispensing Machine for women workers on the lines of NTPC.

In the meeting, it was decided to give Rs 1,01,000 in two installments for the marriage of laborer’s daughters. The first installment will be of Rs 50 thousand which will be released before the wedding. It has to be verified by an elected public representative for its appropriate usage. The second instalment of Rs 51 thousand will be given after marriage.

The meeting also discussed the effective implementation of schemes like Maternity Benefit Scheme, Pension Scheme, Kanyadan Yojana, Char Dham Yojana, Chief Minister Shram Yogi Maandhan Yojana, etc.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that to take advantage of the schemes of the Labor Department, it is necessary to register the workers. He said that instructions will be written in this regard to the concerned departments to ensure that the laborers who are engaged with the contractors working with them are also registered with the Board. The Deputy Chief Minister was informed that a certificate is required for registration. The certificate has to mention that the construction worker was employed with him for 90 days. He was informed that it is difficult to get this certificate issued. The Deputy Chief Minister said that the elected public representative like the Sarpanch or Block Committee or the Zila Parishad or any public representative can certify and register the construction worker at the non-registered sites, which fall in the rural areas. It can be verified by the employment department office as well.

Reviewing the ‘Antyodaya Aahar Yojana’ in the meeting, the Deputy Chief Minister said that it is not possible for every laborer to visit the canteen which provides inexpensive food. Thus, he directed the authorities concerned to start using mobile vans at construction sites on a pilot basis in Gurugram. He said that if this experiment is successful, it will be implemented at other places.

In this meeting, Board members Haryana Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Mr. Om Prakash Yadav, Minister of State for Labor and Employment Mr. Anoop Dhanak, Principal Secretary of Labor Department Mr. Vineet Garg and Labor Commissioner Mr. Vijay Singh Dahiya were present.