Labour awareness camp held

Labour awareness camp held

Anini, May 12: One-day mass awareness camp cum distribution of materials to workers under the aegis of Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board was held here today. ADC Gautam Hazirika, the chief guest of the function, gave away the non statutory benefits like raincoat, boot and solar lamp to registered workers of Dibang Valley district.

Registering Officer S B Namsa narrated the benefits given under the Board. She informed that there are two types of benefits to workers; statutory and non statutory. Under statutory, the workers can avail benefits such as housing loan of Rs 1,00,000, tools advance of Rs 15,000, medical benefit of Rs 200 per day for maximum up to Rs 15,000, maternity benefit of Rs 1000, pension benefit of Rs 500 (per month) after retirement or 60 years of age, educational/scholarship benefit for nominee of Rs 40,000 to 50,000 (maximum) and Rs 15,000 (minimum) for PhD/MPhil/PG course/general degree course/diploma course/pre-degree course (outside or within the state), normal death benefit of Rs 50,000, accidental death benefit of Rs 1,00,000, funeral benefit of Rs 1000, PMJJBY (life insurance) @ Rs 330 annual premium (Rs 2,00,000 for nominee in case of natural death) and PMSBY (accidental life insurance) Rs 12 annual premium (Rs 2,00,000 for nominee in case of accidental death).

She further added that non statutory benefits are those benefit received from APB&OCWWB from time to time as per need base and it is not fixed and depends of fund availability in the Board.

Jando Taru, president AAPPWU, Dibang Valley unit appealed each and every worker to register their name in the Board to get benefits.  While addressing gathering of workers, he said that workers are root of all development, without you wheel of development cannot march ahead. He reiterated that Union will stand and fight for rights and privileges of workers. (DIPRO)


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