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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
03-January-2018 04:13IST
Safety of Women involved in Beedi Rolling

There are 12 Hospitals and 286 Dispensaries under Labour Welfare Organization across the country to provide health care facilities to Beedi workers and their families. 

Hospitals and Dispensaries under LWO organize health camps for awareness of effect of beedi rolling to beedi workers. In addition, this Ministry has initiated a Skill Development Programme to provide alternative livelihoods to the beedi workers & their dependants.

This Ministry is implementing various schemes for welfare of beedi workers including women beedi workers. A list of these schemes is at Annexure A.

ANNEXURE-A

 

1.         HEALTH SCHEMES:

S.No.

PURPOSE

NATURE OF ASSITANCE

     1

Tuberculosis

Reservation of beds in T.B. Hospitals and domiciliary treatment for workers. Subsistence allowance of          Rs. 750/- to Rs. 1000/- p.m is granted as per the advice of the treating physician.

 

2

Heart Diseases

Reimbursement of expenditure up to Rs. 1,30,000/- to workers.

 

3

Kidney Transplantation

Reimbursement of expenditure up to Rs. 2,00,000/- to workers.

 

4

Cancer

Reimbursement of actual expenses on treatment, medicines and diet charges incurred by workers, or their dependents.

 

4

Minor surgery like Hernia, Appendectomy, Ulcer Gynecological diseases and Prostrate diseases.

Reimbursement of expenditure up to Rs. 30,000/- to workers and their dependents.

 

5

 

 

Leprosy

Financial assistance for Rs. 30/- per patient per day for indoor treatment and Rs.60/- per patient per day for outdoor treatment to workers. Subsistence allowance of Rs. 300/- per month with dependents and Rs. 200/- per month without dependents for workers.

 

6

Maternity Benefits

Grant of Rs.1000/- per delivery to a female worker (for first two deliveries).

 

7

Family Welfare

Monetary incentive of Rs. 500/- per head to the workers for undergoing sterilization.

 

8

Ophthalmic Problems

Financial assistance of Rs.300/- for purchase of spectacles.

 

         

 

2. EDUCATIONAL SCHEMES:

 

SCHEME

Nature of assistance

Scheme for award of scholarships under Beedi/Iron Ore,Manganese      Ore,Chrome Ore Mines/LSDM/Mica Mines/Cine Workers Welfare Funds

Scholarship shall be awarded to the children of the

workers at the following rates per student per year:-

Group

Class

Rates

Girls

Boys

Group I

Class  I to IV

250

250

Group  II

Class V to VIII

940

500

Group III

Class IX

1140

700

Group IV

Class X

1840

1400

Group V

Class XI to XII

2440

2000

 

ITI

10000

10000

Group VI

Non-Professional Degree Courses; Non-Professional Post Graduate Courses; Two-Three Year Diploma Courses and BCA,BBA and PGDCA.

3000

3000

GROUP VII

Professional Degree Courses i.e.B.E./B.Tech/ MBBS/ BAMS/BUMS/ B.Sc (Agriculture) and MCA/ MBA.

15000

15000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.         REVISED INTEGRATED HOUSING SCHEME (RIHS), 2016:

Revised Integrated Housing Scheme (RIHS), 2016 for beedi workers is being implemented in the country through 17 Welfare Commissioners of the Labour Welfare Organisation of the Ministry. The housing subsidy of Rs. 1, 50,000/- is disbursed in three installments in the ratio of 25:60:15.  The 1st installment of subsidy of Rs. 37,500/- (25 % of subsidy) is released in advance, the 2nd installment of subsidy of Rs. 90,000/- (60% of subsidy) after construction reaches the lintel level and 3rd installment of subsidy of Rs. 22,500/- (15% of subsidy) on receipt of report of 100% inspection by the Engineers/Officers of Labour Welfare Organization.

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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