1373 inspections conducted to check exploitation of labourers

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Chief Minister JaiRam Thakur said that till date 1373 inspections have been conducted to check exploitation of labourers in the state. He said that more than 90 percent of the employers have paid wages/ salaries to their employees. He said that complaints regarding non-payment of wages to the workers were being viewed seriously. Adding, that State Government is committed towards ensuring welfare of labourers and several initiatives have been taken to bring labour reforms in the State.

Thakur said that financial assistance of Rupees Two thousand was being provided to the workers registered with H.P. Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board for the month of March and April, 2020. He said that first installment of Rs. 2000 was given to 1,02,368 registered workers, amounting to Rs. 20.47 crore transferred through DBT and second installment would be transferred in a day.

Chief Minister said that Deputy Labour Commissioner has been designated as Nodal Officer for COVID-19 to redress the grievances of stranded migrant labourers of other States working in the State as well as workers of Himachal Pradesh working in other States of the country. He said that all the labour officers have been appointed as Nodal Officers in their respective jurisdiction to assist and coordinate with the district administration.

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