The state government on Wednesday said it has approved the registration of construction workers as beneficiaries of the Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (HBOCWWB).
Approval in this regard was made by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, an official spokesman said.
As per the instructions, the Sub Divisional Engineer of Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department would act as Assistant Registering Officer for the registration of construction workers working under their jurisdiction and would motivate all the construction workers engaged in the projects or construction sites to apply for this registration, the spokesperson said.
The officer would ensure that no worker be allowed to work with any of the contractors without being registered as a member of the HBOCWWB.
The department is paying one per cent cess on the cost of construction of their projects but the construction workers engaged in these projects through the contractors are not able to get their statutory benefits out of this cess amount for want of their registration, the spokesperson said.
Khattar said the construction workers, who have worked under MGNREGA scheme for more than 50 days, be also registered.