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Computerisation of State Labour department angered some politicians
Many namesake Union started defaming present Chairperson

Source: IT News

Imphal, May 03 2018: Changes seen in the State Labour Department, in the last few months, after the coming of the N.Biren Singh led government has angered many politicians and some Union who were earlier living on the departments' beneficiary schemes.

A highly reliable source with the Imphal Times said that some politicians elected as representatives and those working for electoral gains are not happy with the new policy of the state government to make the activities of the department transparent and open to the public.

Before the coming of the BJP led government in the state, beneficiaries of labourers which were available in the department were let known by only some few people.

They have been misusing the fund meant taking up welfare measures of the working class people through fraudulence means.

This newspaper had reported about such fraudulence practice in the state labour department on its April 9, 2017 , issue under the heading "No proper guideline in State Labour and Employment department" .

The report also stated on how the then Deputy Labour Commissioner violated the official procedure in the absence of a Chairperson of the Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.

On June 2017, after the BJP led government came to power, S.Preshojit was appointed as the chairpersons of the Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.

Under the strict surveillance of the Chief Minister and the Labour Minister, the present Deputy Labour Commissioner and the Chairperson formulated a Digitalization process of the department activities so that all activities being carried out by the department is let known to the general public.

As per source with the Imphal Times as many as 1.3 lakhs of labour cards have been issued during election time without letting the card holders knew of the details on the kind of beneficiaries that they were supposed to get.

Some of the card holders are not even construction workers.

When the web site of the department www.mbocwwb.in was launched, names of the labourers registered have been made public.

When it is made public sections of people started complaining and some unions or even elected MLAs have started campaigning for replacement of the Deputy Labour Commissioner as well as the Chairperson of the Board.

Many Unions who have been living on the benefits of the poor started complaining on the legitimacy of the appointment of the Chairpersons after a new Labour Union which comprises of labourers from all the Hill districts of Manipur came into existence.

Skill development works which were conducted for name shake have to provide proves as it involves huge amount.

The changes seen while in reality should be good news , it angered some MLAs in the ruling political party fraternity .


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