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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Hooda urged the labourers to desist from unnecessary lockups and strikes

INVC,, Chandigarh, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda has urged the labourers to desist from unnecessary lockups and strikes so as to increase productivity and maintain industrial peace. In a message issued on the eve of May Day, the Chief Minister also called upon them to celebrate the May Day as a day of commitment. He said that as a result of emerging competitiveness due to economic liberalisation, globalisation and coming of the Multinational Companies, they would have to accept the new challenges in the changing scenario and improve quality and techniques. Also, they would have to enhance their cooperation with the managements as that would lead to economic progress of the State. While crediting the labourers for peaceful and cordial industrial relations in the State, Mr Hooda said that about 73,000 labourers and their dependents have been benefitted with the welfare schemes of the State Government involving an investment of Rs 27.50 crore during last six years. Haryana was one of the States where the labourers were being paid the highest minimum wages which have been increased to Rs 4503. Haryana Labour and Employment Minister, Mr Shiv Charan Lal Sharma said that a number of schemes were being implemented for labourers engaged in unorganised sector of industrial and construction of buildings. A financial assistance of Rs 21,000 is being given on the marriage of daughters of workers and a scholarships ranging from Rs 2000 to Rs 12,000 were also being given to the children of workers. In case of accident, a financial assistance ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 is being given and in case of death of industrial worker, a financial assistance of Rs 50,000 is given to their widows or dependents. Also, a bicycle is given free of cost to industrial workers getting wages of upto Rs 5000. He said that for the welfare of labourers in building and other construction works and their families, the facility of free treatment of upto Rs 30,000 in a year was being provided and in case of chronic disease, they were being paid upto Rs one lakh. For construction or purchase of house, they have the facility to get a loan of upto Rs one lakh on easy installments. In case of death while on work, a financial assistance of Rs 1.25 lakh would be given to the dependent of the deceased. For purchase of tools, they can get a loan of upto Rs 5000. A pension of Rs 300 is given in case of any disease or physical disability. Also, a lump-sum financial assistance of Rs 30,000 is also admissible. On completion of 60 years, the worker is entitled to get Rs 500 as monthly pension.

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