Sonia Gandhi requested that large-scale subsidies for the development staff be introduced as stringent lockdown measures have disadvantaged them of their livelihoods.
- Final Up to date: March 24, 2020, 12:49 PM IST
New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for financial aid for building staff within the apprehension of ‘a protracted financial downturn’.
The development sector, she stated employed round 44 million staff who have been now “stranded in cities and are disadvantaged of their livelihoods because of the stringent lock down measures’.
She requested that large-scale subsidies for the development staff be introduced, on the traces of what has been offered by nations like Canada as a part of its Covid-19 financial response plan.
Within the letter dated March 23, the interim president of the Congress stated that there have been sufficient provisions throughout the Constructing and Different Building Employees Act to announce such measures.
“It supplies for numerous welfare measures for staff. The Act additionally supplies for structure of State Welfare Boards and the structure of welfare fund,’ she stated.
She additionally highlighted that solely Rs 19,379 crore of the Rs 49,668 crore cess collected for the welfare boards has been used and steered now was the time to spend that cash for the welfare of the employees.
Her son Rahul Gandhi, the previous President of the occasion, has repeatedly steered that the federal government was not ready sufficient for the Coronavirus pandemic or the monetary ‘tsunami’ that will wreck devastation within the coming days.
Another senior leaders of the occasion, together with its chief in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, have additionally steered that the federal government doesn’t have sufficient sources to cope with the worldwide pandemic or its financial fallout.
Former Union Minister and senior occasion chief P Chindambaram has additionally requested the Centre to now announce some financial measures to cope with the continued healthcare and monetary disaster.
All eyes might be set on the measure the Prime Minister declares in his tackle to the nation later through the day.