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Over 30,000 construction workers in Nagaland to get Rs 2,000 each

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, JUNE 21: Nagaland Government has decided to pay Rs 2,000 each to over 30,000 registered construction workers in the State who have lost their livelihoods due to the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown.
The money will be transferred to the bank accounts of all building and other construction workers registered under the State Labour Department.

According to an official release, till date the Labour Department has registered 30,979 beneficiaries.
The release recognized that the present pandemic situation and the continuing lockdown has resulted in huge displacement of daily wage workers, especially construction workers all over the country. It has led to loss of earning for the workers causing extreme hardship to the workers and their families as these workers usually sustain their livelihood on daily wage, it said.
In order to assist such workers and their families, the Central Government has also advised respective Governments of the States and Union Territories to provide adequate financial assistance to such identified category of workers.
Informing that it will be able to transfer the approved benefit only to those beneficiaries whose bank accounts are active, the State Labour Department appealed all beneficiaries with dormant bank account to immediately activate such account to help the Department in making seamless transaction of the benefit. The amount will be debited from the Cess Fund.

The Department of Labour further informed it has worked out all technical details of the registered beneficiaries and transfer of the benefits has started successfully through DBT.
(Page News Service)