In Ajmer the International Women’s Day, 2017, became a Memorable Day for Women Construction Workers

Background

Shri Jaswant Singh Yadav, Labour Minister, Rajasthan, who had made an announcement to hold Labour Card Registration Camps in the state on the occasion of International Women’s Day and to enroll maximum women construction workers into the scheme, was translated into action at the Sahaya Single Window

Labour Card Registration Camp

The Camp held at Sahaya Single Window (SSW) on March 8, 2017 was inaugurated by Shri Vishnu Dutt Sharma- District Judge and Shri Rakesh Gora, Secretary, District Legal Services Authority.

“Joint efforts made by departments, judiciary and the community are truly commendable” stated Shri Vishnu Dutt Sharma. He urged participants to “visit Sahaya Single Window to avail all the schemes they are entitled to.”

Agreeing with this, Shri Rakesh Gora, Secretary- District Legal Services Authority, said that “Sahaya Single Window is an exceptional initiative that ensures a system of delivery that is both effective and transparent”  

36 women from 8 settlements of Ajmer were identified as community representatives in December 2015. These women work as voluntary action group in communities with support from Sahaya Single Window.

None of this would have been possible without the support of the community. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that community representatives swung into action and supported Sahaya Single Window in mobilizing women workers for the Labour Card Registration Camp. While 220 women workers participated in the Camp for greater information and linkage, the day long camp registered 67 workers for Labor Card.

“By working with Sahaya Single Window we are not only getting our rights and entitlements in a dignified and unified manner but also getting an opportunity to ensure that others avail benefits of government schemes.” Geeta, community representative, Bawadi Pada

This Camp provided perfect platform for all stakeholders to come together. The Officials of District Legal Services Authority, Labor Department, Department of Information, Technology and Communication, Builders Labor Union for collaboration and convergence mode .

The meaningfulness of the Camp is best worded by the workers themselves.

 I applied for Labor Card twice earlier but did not succeed. Without Labour Card I was deprived of ration and other welfare schemes. Today I got registered for that card and informed about the various schemes that we are entitled to. Now I will share this information with other women in my settlement. Phula Devi, single woman, Nosar

 

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