In one month 13 lakh workers of unorganized sector registered: Raghubar

Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that the state government will lend its voice to 92 per cent workers of the unorganized sector as they are considered to be part of the family and coined the slogan of ‘Shrammev Jayate’.

Addressing an employment fair organized by the Labour Department at the Morhabadi grounds of the state capital he said without labour no construction work can be achieved as they play an important role to make the state prosperous and said that had these workers not present than the state could not have become clean.

He said that for all those who have played their role in making the state clean and in construction work they will be given in gift pant-shirt for men and saree and blouse for the women and the cost of stiching will be borne by the Labour Department and assured them that in the winters they will be also provided sweater by the government as they too should live a life of dignity and honour.

He said that for the eight percent workers in the organized sector their unions act as their voice but for the 92 per cent workers in the unorganised sector there was no one to speak for. He said that to link the workers of the unorganized sector with construction work they are being provided training of three days and said that if they become semi skilled labourers than they will be getting Rs 500 more.

Mr Das said that there was also a need to make changes in the mindset of the people who consider those involved in cleanliness work of low strata.

The Chief Minister said that after the formation of the state registration of 13 lakh workers was done whereas after his government started the work of registration of the workers of the unorganized sector in one month 13 lakh have been registered and their numbers has increased to 26 lakh and asked those still left behind to do their registration and also instructed the officials to ensure registration of such workers as they hail from weaker sections of the society and than only their children will be able to get advantages of the various schemes of the state government.

He said that the government was making the labourers skilled by providing them with training and asked them to get their registration done as to then only they will be able to take advantages of the various schemes of the state government which have been launched for their well being.

Mr Das said that the state government has also decided to increase the honorarium paid to Anganwadi sevikas and sahaikas in the state. He said that honorarium of the sevika has been hiked by Rs 500 and they will now get Rs 6400 while the sahaikas will be getting a hike of Rs250 and will now be paid a honorarium of Rs 3200. He said that sevikas in Mini Anganwadi centers will get Rs 4700.

He said that the honorarium of these women was the joint responsibility of the central and the state government and the cost to be incurred on this hike will be borne by the state government itself. The Chief Minister lauded the functioning of the Labour Department and said that by organizing employment fairs youths are getting jobs and so far more than 67,000 people have jot jobs through these employment fairs and asked those who were newly appointed to work with honesty and dedication.

Those present on the occasion included Urban Development Minister CP Singh, MLAs Gangotri Kujur. Ramkumar Pahan and others.

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