Supreme Court raises question slams centre & state for negligence of workers welfare

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By Accommodation Times News Service

The Supreme Court slammed the Centre & States for doing no work to improve the condition of poor construction workers

The Supreme Court slammed the Centre and states for doing nothing to improve the condition of poor construction workers despite collecting Rs 24,000crore as construction cess to be solely spent on workers’ welfare.

A bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dhananjaya Chandrachud had done its homework on the subject and said, “The governments have together collected more than Rs 24,000 crore as construction cess. All these amounts are lying in banks in states, yet nothing is being done to provide succour to workers.” Additional solicitor general Maninder Singh said the Union government had devised a unique system of providing each construction worker with an identity card which he/she could use anywhere in the country to draw benefits. “This scheme will work without hindering the movement of workers from one place to another,” he said.





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