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Moloy Ghatak hands over cheques to Samajik Suraksha Yojana beneficiaries

Kolkata: State minister for Labour Moloy Ghatak handed over cheques to the beneficiaries under Samajik Suraksha Yojana, 2017, on Thursday.

The programme was held at Mysore Hall in South Kolkata under Rashbehari Assembly constituency and was organised by MLA and state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay.

It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed all the MLAs to hold camps in their respective areas, to give cheques to the beneficiaries.

The schemes are meant for people representing unorganised sectors. There

are Provident Fund facilities for the

beneficiaries, along with health scheme, security schemes for the construction and transport workers and schemes for bidi workers.

The beneficiaries should be between 18 and 60 years of age and they should be residents of Bengal. The children of the parents working in the unorganised sectors get financial assistance from the state government. They are given training in different vocation courses.

Under the Provident Fund scheme, the beneficiaries will have to give Rs 25 per month, while the state government will provide another Rs 30 per month. After attaining the age of 60 years, the beneficiaries will get the money, along with interest.

In case a beneficiary dies accidentally, the family members or nominees will get Rs 2 lakh and in case of any disability, they will get Rs 50,000.

Ghatak said the schemes have become very popular among the people working in the unorganised sectors and added that the schemes have been framed following the initiative taken by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Chattopadhyay reiterated that there was huge response among the beneficiaries and said that the state Labour department is conducting massive awareness campaigns so that information about the schemes reaches the lowest strata.

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