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Govt officials must ensure that benefits of welfare schemes reach eligible beneficiaries: Rana Gurjeet Singh

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Kapurthala, December 4, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Punjab Technical Education, Horticulture and Water Resources Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh has said that the elected representatives and government officials should ensure that the benefits of the public welfare schemes of the Punjab government should reach to all eligibile beneficiaries.

Inaugurating the camp organized by the Punjab Building and Other Workers Construction Board for the registration of construction workers, laborers, electricians, plumbers etc. at the city’s Jaloukhana here today, the Cabinet Minister said that Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi has been focusing on the welfare of the poor and the weaker sections of the society.

He said that for the first time during the last Diwali festival the Punjab government had given a gift of Rs.3100 to each registered labourer at a total cost of Rs.400 crore.

“Every common man today feels that the Punjab government is his own and his issues are being heard and resolved,” he said.

He told all the councilors and government officials that they were the representatives of the people and hence it was their foremost duty to ensure that the benefits of every scheme should reach to the people.

He also announced that special camps would be set up in all the districts for the registration of workers and he issued instructions to the Assistant Labor Commissioner for the same.

Apart from this more camps should be set up in Kapurthala city and the camp at Jalaukhana should run on permanent basis, he added.

On this occasion he also asked all the councilors and officials of the labor department to identify the eligible beneficiaries in their respective wards and ensure issuing of cards to them, as under this scheme they are not only getting free treatment under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna but also assistance upto Rs 70,000 for their children’s education and can claim compensation in case of accident. Apart from this provision has also been made to give pension and Rs. 51000 under shagun scheme to the workers, said Rana Gurjeet Singh.

The Cabinet Minister also distributed registration cards to the workers on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Additional Deputy Commissioner Urban Development Anupam Klair said that the timetable for setting up special camps for the benefit of public welfare schemes would be released in next 2 days.

Assistant Labor Commissioner Pradeep Kumar informed that more than 200 construction workers have filled up the forms online on the first day of the camp.

Former MLA Banga Mr. Tarlochan Sundh, Chairman Municipal Improvement Trust Manoj Bhasin, Deputy Mayor Master Vinod Sood, Deepak Salwan, Deshbandhu, Manish Kumar, Harsimranjit Singh (all councilors) were also present on the occasion.

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