Div Com Ladakh assesses labour requirement for various works

LEH: Divisional Commissioner Ladakh, Saugat Biswas convened a meeting to discuss the issues and reviewing arrangements regarding carrying out of various works in both the districts of Ladakh after the recent relaxation advisory issued by MHA which came into effect on April 20. Deliberations were also held for the roadmap for the coming working season amidst COVID19.

After a threadbare discussion with the Chief Engineers of Public Works, Public Health Engineering, Power Development Departments etc and presidents and members of Contractor Associations of both Leh and Kargil districts, Div Com Biswas urged the contractors to submit projection of requirement of labourers in a skill-set wise list, and supply requirements to work out a proper roadmap to utilize the current working season.

As per MHA guidelines, works on construction activities, irrigation facilities and all kinds of industrial projects in rural areas will be allowed while continuation of on-going works in construction projects, within the limits of Municipalities shall be allowed where workers are available on site (in-situ) and no workers are required to be brought in at the work site on a daily basis.

Div Com Saugat Biswas impressed upon the contractors to ensure strict follow-up of the lockdown advisory of face mask, water and soap for the labourers on the work sites and also ensure complete ban on smoking cigarettes, gutka and spitting in places throughout the working season.

Chief Engineer R&B (PWD) Ladakh R L Angurana; Chief Engineer PDD Ladakh, G A Mir; Superintending Engineer PHE/PWD Pradeep Kumar; Superintending Engineer Mechanical Leh Jaswant Singh; Superintending Engineer Mechanical Kargil Om Prakash; Assistant Labour Commissioner Leh Gh NabiTak; Assistant Labour Commissioner Kargil Razia Khatoon; Presidents and members of Contractors' Association of Leh and Kargil were present in the meeting.

Kargil based officers and members of Contractor Association attended the meeting through video conference.


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