Government relief yet to reach construction workers

Government relief yet to reach construction workers

May 29, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Even as the Government recently announced financial packages to vulnerable sections of the society including the Labour sector with much publicity, the non-credit of the promised money to their bank accounts even after more than a week, the construction workers, who are hard hit by the COVID-induced lockdown, are a worried lot, hoping that the relief, though small, will reach them soon.

The Government had announced a relief of Rs. 3,000 each to lakhs of construction workers across the State.

District Labour Welfare Officer Rajesh told SOM that though the Government has announced a relief of Rs. 3,000 to each beneficiary, the Department is yet to get guidelines on the ways of distribution.

Pointing out that last year when the COVID-19 contagion broke out, over 70,000 construction workers of the district had registered for getting relief, he said that, then, the announced Rs. 5,000 relief was directly credited to the bank account of beneficiaries. But during the second wave of the contagion, more than 34,000 construction workers have freshly sought relief taking the number to 1.04 lakh, he said and added that this time too there will be direct credit of relief like it was                          the last time.


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