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A team of Labour Department today conducted inspection of the ongoing four laning work here on   Highway and railway tunnels between Ramban to Banihal .

As per an official spokesperson, the inspection was conducted by a team of officers headed by Assistant Labour Commissioner (ALC) Ramban Ganshyam Basotra.

During the inspection ALC interacted with the construction workers and labourers and advised them to avail maximum benefits of various government schemes meant for their welfare. He said that the Department and Board are working in tandem for the development and welfare of the labour class.

He advised the construction companies to take necessary safety measures during the construction work. 

He stressed upon the unregistered labourers to register themselves with J&KBOCWWB and Labour Department for availing the benefits of schemes meant for their welfare. 

He said that for education of wards of workers an assistance of Rs 2500 to Rs 10000 is being provided at school and under graduate  level, Rs 15000 at post graduate level, Rs 30000 for diploma courses and Rs 50000 for professional courses.

 “The Department also provides marriage assistance to the tune of Rs 25000 and an assistance of Rs 1 lakh for workers suffering with chronic diseases.