Haryana extends ambit of labour welfare schemes

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Chandigarh, Jun 13 (UNI) The Haryana government today extended its labour welfare schemes to workers getting up to Rs 15,000 per month.

Making this announcement, Haryana Labour and Employment Minister A C Chaudhary said the earlier monthly wage ceiling for workers to avail benefit under all welfare schemes under the Labour Welfare Board was Rs 10,000 per month.

Announcing this here today, Mr Chaudhary said the decision would provide relief to the workers who were earlier not covered under welfare schemes being run by the Labour Welfare Board.

Mr Chaudhary said the facility of free travelling to religious and historical places would also include visit to Vaishno Devi shrine in addition to the existing options of Hardwar, Rishikesh, Ajmer and Amritsar.

He said to give boost to the educational coverage of the children of workers, they would now be covered for the scholarships on the basis of school examination. Earlier, they were deprived of scholarships in the absence of Board examination for 8th class in the schools run by CBSE and ICSE.

He said the benefit of scholarships would not only be made available to the children of workers, who were studying in the state, but also to those children who were studying outside Haryana.

Even the dropped out children who had rejoined the schools would also be eligible for such scholarships provided they fulfil other conditions.

Besides, the amount of Kanyadaan to the girls had been enhanced from Rs 5,100 to Rs 10,000, he added.

For the convenience of the workers, the minister said at identified labour chowks, facilities like covered sheds, sitting arrangements, water cooler and toilets would be made available by the Labour Welfare Board.

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