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Aam Admi Party Launches Shramik Vikas Mission on May Day

Highlights of the Shramik Vikas Mission
• Delhi Government will amend the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, to enhance the jail term and fine for non-payment of minimum wages by employers to the workers. The amendment will be brought in the Vidhan Sabha session scheduled for next month
• Why no one has gone to jail for not paying minimum wages to the workers even though we celebrate Labour Day every year. Corrupt employers will be finally punished by God after death but Delhi government will punish them before it
• Enhancement of financial entitlements under various welfare schemes for construction workers and pension benefit for unorganised workers under the Delhi Swavalamban Yojana.
• Pension benefits for the unorganised workers under the scheme.
• Priority to the working class by providing them basic facilities such as easy access in government hospitals and opening new dispensaries and schools for proper education for their children.
• Government would provide pucca houses to all jhuggi dwellers within the next five years and take up the matter with the Railway Ministry and Delhi Development Authority for not removing jhuggis from different areas of the Capital
• Each office of Deputy Labour Commissioner would have a reception house for workers.
• Dedicated Shramik Helpline — 12789 — has been strengthened with the addition of five more numbers. The helpline is managed by experienced and well-trained officials of the Labour Department who are fully equipped with all necessary information to address all queries
• Through this helpline any worker can complain about non-payment of minimum wages, harassment and discrimination. Their identities will be kept a secret and stringent step will be taken against offender
• Government will conduct inspections and raids to check if minimum wages are paid to the workers.
• Uninterrupted power and water to all Delhi residents this summer. Where water supply is not available, tankers will be provided

Kejriwal launches Shramik Vikas Mission; The Hindu, NEW DELHI, May 2, 2015; Holding out sops, CM Kejriwal labours to win over working class; Express News Service | New Delhi | May 2, 2015; and Arvind Kejriwal led AAP govt to enhance punishment for denial of minimum wages; The Financial Express, May 02, 2015

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