Delhi Labour Minister Raaj Kumar Anand chaired a high-level meeting with the officials of the Labour department at the Delhi Secretariat today. The meeting was focused on reviewing the smooth implementation of labour welfare schemes run by the Delhi Government. Shri Raaj Kumar Anand said that on the instructions of CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Government is working relentlessly for the betterment and welfare of the workers.

The Labour Minister has directed that pending scholarships for the children of labourers who have applied through Directorate of Education (DoE) will be released soon after the completion of the verification process of the applicants.

He also instructed the officials to streamline the pension claim process for the labourers, and to regularise the labour laws for safety, health & working conditions of the workers.

The welfare schemes of the Labour department provide various benefits such as maternity benefit, disability pension, Ex-gratia payment, and medical assistance among others.

To generate more jobs in the national capital, the Labour Minister instructed the officials to organise ‘Rozgar Mela’ in each 70 constituencies of Delhi to create job opportunities for the labourers. “The Rozgar Mela will connect the workers with relevant government schemes being run by the Labour department so that benefits of the schemes reach them in the time-bound manner,” Shri Raaj Kumar Anand added.

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