The Delhi government on Monday approved a Covid-relief of Rs 5,000 each for 47,996 construction workers. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board is directed to distribute relief funds to workers. According to the statement, “This grant amount is for those workers whose applications have been approved between 28.05.2021 to 18.07.2021.” This relief will be in the form of additional benefit to the construction workers who faced hardships due to the Covid crisis in Delhi.”
The Delhi government in April this year gave the same amount to 2,16,602 construction workers. distributed as relief. Sisodia is also the Labor Minister in the Delhi Government. He requested all the workers in the construction sector to register with the Workers’ Board so that they can get the benefits of the welfare schemes of the government.
“Earlier, workers had to stand in long queues, but now the entire process has been made online.” he said. The AAP leader said that in March last year, about 40,000 workers received relief money. He said, ” In November 2020, we have conducted inspection and mass registration drives in the labor offices of Delhi. ” The number of construction workers registered with the construction board has increased to three lakh. He said that the Delhi government has started a 24-hour helpline for construction workers, where they can number 011-41236600. You can give a missed call and your problems resolved within 48 hours.