Factory workers in Haryana to get wages through banks

Last Updated: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 21:12

Jhajjar (Haryana): The Haryana government on Monday ordered factories and industries in the state to pay
wages to labourers through banks to avoid irregularities.

This would be in the interest of both workers and
industrialists as there would be no irregularities in the
disbursement of wages and it would also save time, state
Labour Minister Shiv Charan Lal Sharma said.

"The accounts of all the workers will now be opened by
the industrialists or factory owners in the same bank, besides
putting up a sign board in front of their premises depicting
all the facilities extended to the workers by the Labour
Welfare Board.

It will also help workers get information about their
rights and the facilities being offered by the Board," he
said, adding an ESI hospital would be opened at Bahadurgarh
for providing health services to the workers.

Sharma, who also holds employment, information and
public relations portfolios of the state, said farmers and
workers have played an important role in nation building,
hence the relationship between the labour and management
should always be cordial.

Exhorting the industrialists and workers to work in
tandem, he said industrialists should focus and protect the
interest of the working class. The workers should be paid on
time and attention should be paid on their safety at workplace
and health, he added.

The minister maintained that the state government had
implemented the new Labour Policy to ensure better
coordination between workers and management, and implement
welfare schemes for the labour class.

Terming child and bonded labour as a social evil, he
underscored the need to bring about social awakening to
eradicate it.

"The state government has constituted the Labour Welfare
Board to protect the interests of the workers. A number of
welfare schemes are being implemented by the Board, including
scholarship scheme for the wards of the workers, financial
assistance of Rs 21,000 on their daughters` marriages...

Also, financial assistance for the widows of the
workers, in case of accidents, providing spectacles and
treatment for teeth and ears, and free of cost cycles to the
workers," he informed.

Sharma said the Board had made a budget Rs 13.60 crore
for the year 2010-11, out of which Rs 8.30 crore had already
been spent on various schemes benefiting 13,847 workers.

As many as 10 labour welfare centres were being run in
the state by the Board to impart training to the wards of
workers in tailoring, embroidery and other technical works, he
said on the sidelines of a Haryana Labour Welfare Board
function at Bahadurgarh near here.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 21:12

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