Sunday, August 14, 2022

NBOCWWB registers migrant workers


Nagaland Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (NBOCWWB) in coordination with the 89 Border Roads Task Force (BRTF), Sechü-Zubza held an on-field registration drive of migrant workers at the latter’s garrison, Sechü-Zubza on Friday.
In his address, Chairman, NBOCWWB, Dr. Kekhrie Yhome said India being a welfare state, provides social security to its citizens in all walks of social life.
He observed that although there were many rich people in the country, there were an equal number of poor people as well who, the government had vouched to look after no matter where they were in the country.
He pointed out that NBOCWWB was tasked with the job to look after people in the construction sector not just from the state but even from other states.
Yhome urged the need for workers to register with the board to avail benefits, given the nature of their job which was seasonal and prone to accidents.
He said that people in this profession were often looked down upon and considered as people from lower strata of the society and were subjected to humiliation and therefore said the board was there to ‘look after the needs of this group of people’ and encouraged them to get themselves registered.
Yhome also assured workers that the board would look after all of them living in every part of the State.
He encouraged them to take the pamphlets that were provided to them and to clarify any of their doubts with any of the officials.
He further informed that the board and BRTF would work together to register all workers currently employed under BRTF.
Earlier, AEE, BRTF, Harsh Srivastava informed that BRTF was not aware of the schemes provided under NBOCWWB, however, by working with the board, he learned about all of it.
He expressed hope that with the collaboration between the two, the targeted group would be able to avail all the facilities that were being provided.
Leading the programme, Chief Executive Officer, NBOCWWB, T. Chubayanger, informed the workers that the board would provide all the support and logistics for them to get registered and avail the facilities. He told them that the staff and officials of the board would explain the schemes in detail and make the registration process easier for them.
He also highlighted the various facilities which included healthy policy under Ayushman Bharat, Students Education Assistance, Life Insurance, Tools Grant, Maternity Assistance, Work Related Accidental Death Ex-gratia and that a one-time pension was also in the pipeline.
More than 80 workers were able to get registered during the drive.


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