By Accommodation Times Bureau
State Labour Minister on October 4, instructed all the department to furnish the report on the cess collected by them under Punjab Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare, Act.
Presiding over the meeting, Sidhu expressed serious concern over the issue that “Other department usually collect 1 % cess on a total cost of construction done under the purview of their departments, but they do not furnish the detail of the cess collected, to the labour department.” He said that the cess is meant for the welfare of the construction workers registered with the Labour Department. He asked the department to soon furnish a report of the cess so that monetary help under various welfare schemes could be disbursed to the construction workers.
Local Government Department asked to send the report on the number of maps passed for the construction of new houses incorporation area so that construction workers’ welfare board could be aware of the present situation of the cess due from the local government department.
Balbir Singh Sidhu said that a construction worker has to get himself registered with the Construction Workers’ Welfare Board to avail the benefits under various welfare schemes.