CREDAI-Pune Metro holds awareness program on BOCW registration and MLWB schemes

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Pune, 30th May 2022: In order to promote the legal rights of construction labourers and make them aware about various privileges available under government welfare schemes, CREDAI-Pune Metro conducted an awareness program on the importance of Building and Other Construction Workers (BOCW) registration and its benefits and Maharashtra LabourWelfare Board(MLWB) Schemes.


Samadhan Bhosale, Assistant Commissioner of Labour Welfare, Dattatray Pawar, Assistant Commissioner of Labour, J.P. Shroff, Chairman Kushal, Sapna Rathi, Convenor, Labour Welfare Committee, Milind Talathi and Parag Patil, Co-convenors of Labour Welfare Committee and Samir Parkhi, Labour Welfare Officer CREDAI-Pune Metro along with 170 plus participants including contractors, safety officers, HR and engineering staff were present during the program.


Discussing about various schemes and privileges available under MLWB, Bhosale said, “MLWB schemes aim to provide the labourers and their family with a certain amount of social security and create healthy environment by provided facilities such as child welfare schemes, health check up camps for labourers and their family, self-employment training camps, family planning camps and self defence training and many more. All the schemes and facilities of MLWB are available online. We will also launch skill development training activities for the labourers and their families and under this, various courses like banking, finance, IT support and digital marketing will be made available free of cost for them.


Pawar said that it was essential to help labourers receive all the government benefits and all the contractors should get the labourers at their construction sites registered under BOCW Act.There should be mandatory registration of labourers to get the required benefits.


“The labourers should renew their registration from time to time and once the BOCW card is made, workers can use it to apply for and avail of various benefits such as mid-day meal, safety and essential kits, medical assistance, maternity benefits, accident cover, educational assistance for their children, assistance to family members in case of death, group insurance, home loans and funeral assistance etc. Almost 28 Welfare Benefits are available for registered labour under BOCW,” said Pawar.


He said that to get registered under BOCW, the labourer should be 18 years and above, has to submit a copy of Aadhar card, bank statement and a 90 days’ work certificate from a contractor along with a registration form and fees of Rs. 37 only.


“Many accidents are caused due to safety flaws, which must be avoided. We have launched the safety awards called “Pride Best Facility Awards 2022”. It will promote creating the best facilities for labour camps, to adopt the Safety Measures, best hygiene practices and to set standard industry norms that would set a role model of international standards at Labour Camps in the construction sector,” said J.P.Shroff.


Sapna Rathi was convener of the program and Parag Patil gave vote of thanks.