New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday launched a website, to be functional from Saturday, for registration of construction workers in the city and subsequent and renewals.
The website will help the construction workers who are either not registered with the government or are yet to renew their annual resigrations, Labour Minister Gopal Rai told the media.
The Delhi government on Monday had also decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 5,000 again to the construction workers in the wake of the extended coronavirus lockdown.
There are about 40,000 construction workers registered with the government at present.
“There are many unregistered construction labourers in Delhi along with those whose renewal of registrations is pending. In a bid to resolve this issue, we have launched website ‘http://www.edistrict.delhigovt.nic.in/’. From Saturday, the construction labourers can register themselves or apply for renewals,” said Rai.
“The website will have several options but for the new registration or renewal, the person will need to select either option no 62 (renewal) or option no 63 (for new registration). In this process the following information will be required: Name, address, contact details, date of birth, self-declaration, address proof, bank account proof, proof of birth and certificate of 90 days of work from an employer or union. Following the submission of these details, an OTP will be sent to the person’s mobile number.”
Rai added that the construction workers will then get a date on which he or she will be needed to physically visit a designated centre to submit original documents.
“Thereafter, the person will get the labour card and can avail of all the facilities.”
He said there were some doubts regarding who all can register themselves as construction workers.
“According to laws, carpenters, worker grinders, construction site guards, people who work in concrete mixers, crane operators, electricians, comp operators, masons, tiles fitters, welders, coolies and others can apply,” said Rai.
Extending assistance to about 40,000 workers in March-April, the Delhi government spent around Rs 20 crore.
“A lot of construction workers are in the city and due to the lockdown, they were not able to find work. So, they were finding it difficult to run their houses. To help them, the government gave Rs 5,000 each to the registered workers. However, now the lockdown has been extended. From Tuesday, the second installation of Rs 5,000 each was credited to their bank account,” sRai said.
The Cabinet Minister also said there are a number of workers who want to get registered and the website will help them.