TPCC chief demands govt to solve building construction workers’ problems

Hyderabad, Sept.28 (NSS): TPCC president and party MP A. Revanth Reddy today demanded that the State government solve the problems being faced by the building construction workers in the State. Stating that the construction workers play an important role in the development of the country, he said the hard work was behind the beautiful structures they make. He said the successive governments did not show interest to sole the problems of the construction workers.

Receiving a representation from an association of the building construction workers, Revanth Reddy demanded that the State government increase the amount of accident insurance scheme to Rs 10 lakh besides increasing the amount of insurance paid to the injured workers to ₹5 lakh. He also demanded that the State government pay ₹5000 per month till the injured recovered completely from his injury.

Talking about the other demands of the construction workers, he TPCC chief demanded that the State government provide ESI hospital facility, five percent reservation to the children of the construction workers in corporate schools, scholarships to those children, who want to study in foreign countries and ₹5,000 monthly pension to those who have crossed 60 years age. He also demanded that the State government provide 10 guntas of land to the construction workers in the district and mandal headquarters for construction of their building. He said the State government should build shelters for the workers at all labour addas.

Revanth also said that the State government should issue builder licenses to the construction workers without charging any license fee besides giving priority to them in sanctioning works of up to ₹50 lakh. He said the State government should appoint only the workers as members of the Building Construction Workers’ Welfare Board instead of outsiders. (NSS)

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