Monday, 8 August 2016

Welfare Schemes for Working Women

Welfare Schemes for Working Women

This Ministry of Labour and Employment is administering Grant-in-aid scheme for welfare of women labour. Under the scheme financial assistance in form of Grant-in-aid is provided directly to NGOs/VOs for organizing working women and educating them about their rights and duties under various labour laws of Central/State Govt., legal aid and organizing seminars/workshop etc. aimed at raising the general consciousness of women labour.

The details of funds allocated and released during the last three years and the current year are -

YearAmount sanctionedAmount Released
2013-14Rs. 75 lakhRs. 13.39 lakh
2014-15Rs 20 lakhRs.16.54 lakh
2015-16Rs.22.51 LakhRs.22.51 lakh
2016-17Rs. 20 lakhNo funds has been released as on 04.08.2016.

Besides, Government is implementing various welfare schemes for providing medical, educational, housing facilities and social security to the workers, including women, employed in Beedi making & Mines. Under the prevalent medical scheme, female beedi workers are granted Rs. 1,000/- per delivery for first two deliveries and an amount of Rs. 5000/- is provided as financial assistance to the widow/widower beedi worker for meeting the wedding expenses of their first two daughters.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.


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