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Legal Awareness on NALSA Scheme for unorganised workers held at Manasbal

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Legal Awareness on NALSA Scheme for unorganised workers held at Manasbal

DLSA Ganderbal organised a Legal Awareness Programme on NALSA scheme for workers in the unorganized sector, at Manasbal park on 26th of March 2022, under the guidance of Secretary DLSA Ganderbal.
On the occasion, Secretary DLSA Ganderbal, Ms. Tabasum, Panel Lawyers, Officers of Labour Department, Members of Mahila Shakti Kendra Ganderbal, Centre Manager of Project Money Wise CFL Centre, officials of DLSA Ganderbal, Law Students from Central University of Kashmir, PLVs, Unoganised workers and General Public were present.
During the programme Adv Zulufkar Alam, Panel Lawyer of DLSA Labour Inspector from Labour Department, Officials from Mahila Shalti Kendra Ganderbal and Centre Manager of Project Money Wise CFL Centre, Spoke on the occasion. They discussed the NALSA scheme for Unorganized workers. They breifed about the schemes which are being offered by Labour department and other departments for workers in unorganized sectors. While doing so, they shared information regarding the registration process, annul charges/ fees and how these schemes provide social security, social and educational development for unorganized workers. Speaking on occasion the Labour Inspector said that if the laborers are registered under Building and other Construction workers welfare Board they can pay renewal fee of Rs. 120 per annum. He said that these workers are working on daily basis with different contractors but they need to register themselves for availing all the benefits. He also pressed on the fact that the labourers need to apply and get the Job Cards, Ayushman Bharat cards, E-Shram card etc. panel lawyer highlighted that District legal Services Authority Ganderbal also provides free lawyer to those whose annual income is below three lakhs prescribed in the Legal Services Authorities Act in section 12. The Advocate Zulfikar pointed on the fact that these labourers need to help themselves by doing the above things so that they can avail all the benefits in time. During the programme they made participants aware about Shakher, Shikara, Tejaswani Scheme, Sukaniya Samroyadi Yojana, PMSBY,JJBY,PMABY & various other schemes.
Secretary DLSA Ganderbal interacted with the unorganized workers and other stakeholders during the programme and discussed various issues of unorganized workers. The fisherman/Boatman who were present on the spot stated that during rainy and snowy days they do not have a place to take shelter while they are on work and they have to stay in the open sky because of the non availability of any shed or room near their place of work. Further it was highlighted by them that they have not received any financial assistance from the Tourism Department as was announced by the government for financial assistance to be provided to the shikara owners.
The locals of the community prayed that such kind of programmes be conducted frequently so that the people who are illiterate and unaware about various government schemes are made aware of the existing government schemes running for the welfare of the people.

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