Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Welfare scheme: Zero-balance accounts for labourers

In an attempt to cash in on the real estate boom in the state and pass on the benefits to the underprivileged, the labour commissioner of the state, S Chakrabarti, announced that the labour department of the government was to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Bank of India on Monday afternoon to open up zero-balance accounts for around 25,000 construction workers registered with the West Bengal Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board constituted under the labour department vide The Building and Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996Welfare scheme: Zero-balance accounts for labourers

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