NBOCWWB Mokokchung regional headquarters inaugurated
Mokokchung, 27 May (EMN): Nagaland Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (NBOCWWB) Regional Headquarters was established at Penli Ward, Mokokchung with dedicatory prayer pronounced fom Rev. Wati, Pastor, UCF on May 27.
The headquarters was officially inaugurated by Chairman NBOCWWB, Dr. Kekhrie Yhome.
In his address, the chairman said, ‘Many a time it becomes difficult to work because of our topography and geography therefore, setting up a regional headquarters would help the people in getting better access to various facilities and schemes’.
He also lauded the UDA government led by Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio for putting the effort in establishing the regional headquarters. He said, “As a government establishment, it is our duty to help our building and construction workers avail all facilities, which we can give them.”
He further said that the board aims to help anyone who deserves to become part of it and create opportunities for them, in order to help ease the lives of the people.
“Our mandate is to look after not just the people of Nagaland but whoever comes to work here in Nagaland from different parts of India,” he assured.
Ao Senden, General Secretary also spoke at the event and said that the government launches good facilities and schemes for the people, but those in the receiving end do not receive the benefit.
He further added that schemes are advertisement/disseminated in every nook and corner, however, when beneficiaries come seeking for them, they hassle. In this connection, he urged the broad to be trustworthy, hassle free in all welfare schemes and become real facilitators for the genuine beneficiaries.
T Chubayanger, Chief Executive Officer, NBOCWWB informed that the NBOCWWB was constituted in 2011 and started functioning from 2013. It is the first scheme in the state to become 100% DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) , he said while adding that the regional headquarters will be the nerve centre for five other neighbouring districts, which includes Longleng, Zunheboto, Tuensang, Noklak, and Shamator.
The Board will run five welfare schemes – tool grant, insurance coverage, medical assistance, education scholarship and maternity benefits. The beneficiaries are workers engaged in building and other construction workers above 18 years and below 60 years. To become a beneficiary one can – download/ collect application from XXVII and submit it to the designated district-level ALC or NBOCWWB office.