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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF DEFENCE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3486 ANSWERED ON   03.09.2012 CONTRACT WORKERS OF GREF AND BRO

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3486
ANSWERED ON   03.09.2012

CONTRACT WORKERS OF GREF AND BRO



3486 . Shri MAHENDRA KUMAR ROY, RAM CHANDRA DOME & SK. SAIDUL HAQUE
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) the total number of contract workers engaged by General Reserve Engineers Force (GREF) and Border Roads Organisation (BRO), State-wise; and
(b) the details of minimum wages and benefits received by the contract workers?


ANSWER



MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (SHRI A.K. ANTONY)


(a) No Contract workers are engaged by General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) / Border Roads Organisation (BRO). However, Casual Paid Labourers (CPLs) are employed in GREF / BRO from time to time. The total number of Casual Paid Labourers in GREF / BRO at present, is 87549. State wise and project wise details are at Appendix-‘A’.


(b) CPLs are paid wages as per Central Labour Laws / Notification or as fixed by the State Government, whichever is higher.


In addition to monthly wages, the CPLs are also provided concessions and facilities as mentioned in the statement at Appendix-‘B’.

APPENDIX-‘A’
REFERRED IN THE REPLY GIVEN IN PART (a) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3486
FOR ANSWER ON 3.9.2012


Sl. No.

Name
of Area / State under jurisdiction


 
Name of Project

No. of CPLs

1.

Jammu
& Kashmir

Himank,
Beacon, Vijayak and Sampark


 
21402

2.

Rajasthan / Punjab

Chetak

3420

3.

Himachal
Pradesh / Uttarakhand

Deepak,
Shivalik, Hirak and Rohtang Tunnel


 
12159

4.

Sikkim / Andaman
& Nicobar

Swastik

5220

5.

Assam
/ Arunachal Pradesh

Arunank,
Udayak, Vartak, Eastern Base Workshop and Brahmank
 
23346

6.

Nagaland / Manipur

Sewak

10625

7.

Meghalaya / Tripura

Setuk

1946

8.

Mizoram

Pushpak

5563

9.

Bhutan
Dantak
3868 
                                 Total:
 87,549
APPENDIX-‘B’
REFERRED IN THE REPLY GIVEN IN PART (b) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3486
FOR ANSWER ON 3.9.2012


 
Concession
and Facilities provided to Casual Paid Labourers in GREF / BRO:

#
Accommodation: 
As per climatic conditions, the labourers are provided with
temporary accommodation.


 
#

Ration: 
Labourers working on road are issued essential items of ration on
payment.


 
#

Clothing: 
Partly worn but serviceable Blanket, Cap water proof, jersey pull
over, cap comforter are issued to labourers as per climatic conditions.


 
#

Compensation: Casual Paid Labourers working in
the organization are governed by the provisions of WCA-1923 for the
purpose of payment of compensation under WCA-1923.


 
#

Immediate Relief: 
In case of death of labourers, the kin of CPLs are paid immediate
relief of Rs.1150.00 from BRSRF (Border Roads Special Relief Fund) as well
as compensation admissible under WCA-1923 and Rs.1700/- are paid to those
CPLs who are not entitled compensation under WCA-1923.


 

#
Ex-gratia lump sum
compensation
: 
Ex-gratia lum sum compensation to CPLs is paid at following rates
in case of death or injury at work site accident:-


 
(a)
In the case of death:-   Rs.2.00
lakhs in case of death occurring due to accident in the course of performance of
duties or attributable to acts of violence by Terrorists, Naxalities,
Insurgents, Anti Social elements etc. in course of performance of duties or
death while performing his duty during his engagement on muster roll.

(b)    
In the case of Permanent total disablement (100% disability):
Rs.1.50 lakh.

(c)    
In the case of partial disablement: Rs.1.00 lakh x % age of loss
of earning capacity.


 
#

Medical
treatment in GREF Medical Unit
: 
Indoor treatment up to         a
period of three weeks at a time in all areas where indoor treatment
facilities are not available in civil hospitals.


 
#

Out of Pocket Allowances
for Casual Paid Labourers other than locally recruited ones
: 
@ Rs.10/- per day for maximum 2 ½  days
i.e. Rs.25/- is paid as pocket expenses during the move.


 
#

Funeral
expenses
: 
In the event of death of labourer while in service, expenditure
subject to maximum of Rs.1000/- is being paid on the funeral of deceased
CPL.


 
#

Bonus:
 CPLs are authorized ad-hoc
bonus equal to one month pay.  It
is applicable to those CPLs who have worked for three years with    a
technical break as per rules in vogue.


 
#

Free Conveyance: 
Casual Paid Labourers other than locally recruited ones are
provided free conveyance of journey by road from place of recruitment to
worksite.


 
#

Labour welfare fund: 
For the purpose of assistance, relief to CPLs in distress /
emergency need and other requirements, organization has raised CPL welfare
fund by the voluntary contribution from the CP Labourers.

#

Amenities: 
Nursery / Primary schools, Creches for CPLs children, supply of
clean drinking water, vegetables shops, medical treatment to families of
CPLs and Recreation facilities are provided to CPLs at certain places.




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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 5
  • Namso optten 5 years ago

    I too wish the bjp government will do something. But, seems the same will be also a dream only. I have submitted many memorandum to the Prime minister but till today no any action from his end. Leki Tsering. President, BRO Labourers Union, NEW region. Tezpur assam

  • I wish the present govt headed by shri. Modi will help these poor lots

  • santosh kumar lenka 9 years ago

    Even gref/bro person are not getting this much facility described in appx -B, Howcome a CPL will get this.

    In my 4 year turn over in GREF in never heard that cpl's are provided free convince, Even when they are too sick, gets Tata Tipper with in-charges(i/c) responsibility,even I/C not permit to book the vehicle in work diary, he have to show it in work site.

    There is very minimum doctor in GREF/BRO, only Nurseing assistant meant to do the doctors work.

    the nursing assistant wre poorly trained, they know nothing about medical treatment.

    The cpl's children were most to be labour, this is the policy of GREF/BRO. the minors are provided with one 4th or 5th class failed men to teach them, while the teacher only know how to his name only.

    The accommodation provided by BRO/GREF is enough bad from a cattle shed, even GREF/BRO personnel have to live there, so how a cpl get a good accumodation. they were only provided with bitumen sheet to make shed in high altitude, where temperature fall below -10, -15 even.

    In my word what I want to say is BRO/GREF is like a 'death well' where death is compulsory.

  • santosh kumar lenka 9 years ago

    Even gref/bro person are not getting this much facility described in appx -B, Howcome a CPL will get this.

    In my 4 year turn over in GREF in never heard that cpl's are provided free convince, Even when they are too sick, gets Tata Tipper with in-charges(i/c) responsibility,even I/C not permit to book the vehicle in work diary, he have to show it in work site.

    There is very minimum doctor in GREF/BRO, only Nurseing assistant meant to do the doctors work.

    the nursing assistant wre poorly trained, they know nothing about medical treatment.

    The cpl's children were most to be labour, this is the policy of GREF/BRO. the minors are provided with one 4th or 5th class failed men to teach them, while the teacher only know how to his name only.

    The accommodation provided by BRO/GREF is enough bad from a cattle shed, even GREF/BRO personnel have to live there, so how a cpl get a good accumodation. they were only provided with bitumen sheet to make shed in high altitude, where temperature fall below -10, -15 even.

    In my word what I want to say is BRO/GREF is like a 'death well' where death is compulsory.