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Governor reviews labour welfare and tea tribes department activities

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HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, Nov 21: Governor Gulab Chand Kataria chaired a meeting at Raj Bhavan to assess the activities of the Labour Welfare Department. In the presence of labour welfare department minister Sanjoy Kishan, principal secretary B Kalyan Chakravarthy presented an overview of the department’s initiatives.

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The presentation covered various schemes aimed at the well-being of the state’s working population, including budget utilisation, factory rules, and inspection regulations. The Governor acknowledged the crucial role of the department in conducting factory inspections to ensure the safety of labourers. He emphasised the need to take decisive actions against child labour and urged the department to focus on the rehabilitation of rescued children, providing them access to education and healthcare.

Highlighting both central and state government schemes for labourers’ welfare, the Governor urged the department to raise awareness about these schemes within the labour community. Additionally, he addressed the pension issue of the working class.

In a separate meeting on the Welfare of Tea Tribes, minister Sanjoy Kishan and principal secretary Dr JB Ekka presented an overview of the department’s activities. Governor Kataria stressed the paramount importance of education for the tea garden community. He urged the implementation of measures for student coaching and creating awareness about scholarship opportunities. The Governor also emphasised the need to increase scholarship amounts for students from the tea tribe and Adivasi communities.

The meetings were attended by senior officials from the Labour Welfare Department, Welfare of Tea Tribes and Adivasi Department, and Raj Bhavan.

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