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State Labour department working to reach the unreached genuine construction labours; to launch website for transparency

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Imphal, March 17: State labour department which has been in the news for various allegations of irregularities now is transforming. The new Chairman of the Manipur Building and other construction Workers’ Welfare Board, Sanglakpam Preshyojit, is working to reach out the unreached genuine construction labour from the state so that every possible support can be provided to them.
A website is being under construction and all information about the activities of the labour department as well as the list of the genuine labour whose name has been registered will be displayed. Any person from the state will be able to find out the name of the labour card holder.
Over 1 lakh labour cards has been issued in the state and there are complaints of genuine labourers not getting the card. Chairman Sanglakpam Preshyojit  said those who already possess labour card for getting beneficiaries need to renew their card and the officials of the Labour department will be conducting verification once more.
Another important measures taken up by the Chairman is that the department is planning to organise series of training programme for unskilled labourers. For this, an approval from the government is being awaited. What is more interesting is the formation of a new labour body called the United Labour Union of Manipur (ULUM) with Dr. Nara (former Minister) as the president and Abonmei of Nungba as the Secretary.
A meeting of the newly form labour body was held and most members of the body are from hill districts of Manipur at Kombirei Hall DC Office Complex.  Representatives from Noney, Tamenlong, Ukhrul, Senapati, Chandel, Churachanpur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur, Thoubal were attended in the meeting. The Chairman of the  Manipur Building and other construction Workers’ Welfare Board was also invited in the meeting.
Speaking in the meeting, Sanglakpam Preshyojit said that in other states like Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh 50% of the labour are from non locals. This is because of lack of skill in construction works. He said he feared that someday Manipur might also face the same problem. That is why the Board is looking forward to give training to non-skill construction workers in all the districts of Manipur, Preshyojit added.
Some changes in the Board are also likely to see in the coming days. Some of the prominent figure who had been dedicated for the cause of the working community will also be included. 5 members will be selected irrespective of which background they belong to and 5 members will be from among the IAS and another 5 from Chief Engineers.
The Chairman also assured to contact engineers and contractor to utilised native workers in constructions works. He assured to urged the government for organising training programme for the unskilled labourers.

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