The Manohar Lal Khattar government has notified Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Amendment Rules, 2018 for the benefit of the labourers engaged in construction works in the state. A spokesperson of the Haryana Labour Department said that as per the notified rules, the Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board may sanction an amount of Rs 3,000 per mensem as disability pension to a beneficiary who is permanently disabled due to paralysis, leprosy, cancer, tuberculosis and accident. In addition to the pension, he or she would be eligible for ex-gratia payment of Rs 1.50 lakh for upto 50 per cent disability, Rs two lakh for 51 per cent to 75 per cent disability and Rs three lakh for 76 per cent and above percentage of disability, he said. The spokesperson said the board may also sanction an amount of Rs two lakh to the dependents or nominees of a registered member towards financial assistance in case of death. If the death occurs due to accident during the course of employment at work place, the dependents or nominee of the registered member would be given Rs five lakh towards financial assistance, he said. He said the Board may sanction financial assistance at the rate of minimum wage notified by the Labour Department from time to time as wage compensation to the beneficiary who is hospitalised due to illness caused by accident or any disease, beyond four days but upto a maximum period of 30 days in government hospitals or private empanelled hospitals. The new rules have been notified by amending Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2005, he said.
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