Financial Assistance to the Workers of Locked Out Industries

Government of West Bengal initiated a scheme to provide financial assistance to the jobless workers. The eligibility criteria was that -

 

  • The factory should have been under closure/suspension of work/lock out for more than a year.

 

  • Initially, the amount of money to be given to each worker was fixed at Rs.500/- per month. The same has been enhanced to Rs.1500/- per month at present.

 

  • The beneficiaries also get one time Id/Puja ex-gratia. At present, the rate of this has been enhanced from 1000/- to 1500/- per year.

 

A detailed statement of payment of financial assistance to the workers of locked-out industrial units during the year from 2011-2012 to 2014-15 is shown in the table:

 

Year

No. of Units

No. of workmen benefited

 Amount received (Crore)

Amount paid (crore)

2011-12

222

30,113

70.64

48.36

2012-13

208

19,393

39.25

34.98

2013-14

198

16,730

34.95

31.88

2014-15

197

17,308

37.51

34.43

 

 

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