Registered building & construction workers to receive Rs 2000 sustenance fund

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Dimapur, March 28: Labour Commissioner, Er. S L Wati Aier has stated that as per the directives issued by the Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment (independent charge), Santosh Kumar Gangwar to transfer adequate funds to the bank accounts of all Building and Other Construction workers registered under the State/UT Welfare Boards for them to sustain during the COVID-19 lockdown, the Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio has approved for the transfer of Rs. 2000 each to the bank accounts of all such registered beneficiaries in the State.
Altogether 24,457 beneficiaries who are already registered with the Nagaland Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board will benefitted from this.
The Department of Labour Nagaland has worked out all technical details of the beneficiaries and transfer of the amount has started successfully through Direct Benefit Transfer. A total expenditure of Rs. 4,89,14,000 is expected to be invested towards this noble initiative which will be debited from the Cess Fund. (Page News Service)