Crescent Kashmir

Insurance cover

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The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to make the life of workers and laborers better. They have introduced many schemes including insurance cover to the entire work force especially in the unorganized sector.

Recently Lt Governor Manoj Sinha chaired and reviewed the Labour & Employment Department.

He issued directions to extend Rs Two Lakh insurance cover to the entire workforce including those in the unorganized sector. The premium of the insurance would be borne by the Department of Labour and Employment.

Government is committed for social and economic justice to the workforce in the unorganised sector and every effort is being made to protect the interest of labour, their welfare, and necessary skill development to improve their capability.

Appraising the function of the department, the Lt Governor stressed that dedicated efforts be made to saturate self employment schemes, and asked the department for organizing a mega job fair each at Jammu & Srinagar.

Enquiring about the steps put in place by the department to ensure there is no Bonded Labour & Child labour case in J&K, the Lt Governor asked the Department to ensure J&K is free from Bonded labour and Child labour by regular inspections and conducting surveys. He directed for starting a help line for unorganised workforce.

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