Governor takes Briefings of Tea Tribes and Adivasi Welfare Department and Labour Welfare Department
Guwahati, Rongili Barta- Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria in a meeting today at Raj Bhavan took stock of the activities of the Labour Welfare Department in presence of the Minister, Labour Welfare Department Sanjoy Kishan. Principal Secretary, Labour Welfare Department B Kalyan Chakravarthy presented an overview of all the activities of the department. He apprised the Governor of all the schemes taken by the department for the wellbeing of all sections of the working forces in the state. He also mentioned about the budget and its utilization by the department. He also apprised the Governor of factory rules and inspection regulations. The Governor acknowledged the critical role played by the department in conducting factory inspections, emphasizing their significance in ensuring the safety and well-being of the labourers. Moreover, the Governor advocated for decisive actions to prohibit child labor, urging the department to focus on the rehabilitation of rescued children, providing them with access to education and healthcare. Highlighting the schemes of both the Central and State governments for the welfare of labourers, the Governor urged the department to take proactive steps to raise awareness about the schemes among the labour community. The Governor also asked the department to look after the pension issue of the working class. Moreover, a separate meeting was convened to discuss the Welfare of Tea Tribes with Minister Sanjoy Kishan. Principal Secretary of the Department Dr. J.B Ekka, provided a comprehensive presentation on its activities. During this meeting, Governor Kataria emphasized the paramount importance of education for the tea garden community. He asked the department to implement measures for student coaching and create awareness among students about scholarship opportunities. The Governor asked for the need for increasing the scholarship amounts for the students belonging to the tea tribe and Adivasi community. The meetings were attended by a host of senior officials from the Labour Welfare Department, Welfare of Tea Tribes and Adivasi Department and Raj Bhavan.