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State observes International Labour Day

By EMN Updated: May 01, 2017 11:53 pm


KDLSA team with Assistant Labour Commissioner, SDO (C) Jakhama, labourers and village members.

Dimapur, May 1 (EMN): Legal Services Authority across the State observed the International Labour Day in the respective district by highlighting labour rights such as payment of wages, safety of the workers, equal wages, maternity benefit, child labour, legal adoption and other schemes.

KOHIMA: Kohima District Legal Services Authority (KDLSA), in collaboration with the Labour Department and district administration headed by SDO (C), Jakhama, celebrated International Labour Day at SDO (C) Office, Jakhama, on May 1.

Speaking on Labour Rights, Ms Avile Vitso, Assistant Labour Commissioner Nagaland, highlighted on labour rights such as payment of wages, safety of the workers, equal wages, maternity benefit, child labour, legal adoption, various schemes etc. To register as beneficiaries of Nagaland Building and Other Construction Workers (NBOCW) scheme, she informed that besides other documents, two passport photographs, photocopy of the first page of the bank account Pass Book, photocopy of Aadhaar card, construction worker certificate from VCC/ Head GB/ colony chairmen would be required.
Informing that the scheme is applicable for men and women, Ms Avile Vitso said beneficiaries of the scheme should be between 18 to 58 years of age, while registration fee of Rs 325 will be charged for the first time and Rs 300 for yearly renewal.
She also informed that registered members could avail the benefits against the NBOCW scheme of Rs 1000 as tools grant on registration. Student from LKG to Class X can avail a scholarship of Rs 300 per month, while women could avail Rs 5000 as maternity grant twice on child delivery. Beneficiaries could also avail medical grant of Rs 1000 per day for the first 5 days and Rs 200 per day for other 10 subsequent days.
Ms Avile Vitso pointed out that beneficiaries are also entitled for pension benefit as and when he/she attains 60 years of age by regularly renewing yearly registration. She said a sum of Rs 3000 per year will be granted to the beneficiaries as pension benefits against the scheme.
The Assistant Commissioner further informed that beneficiaries are also entitled to get Rs 30,000 on his/her natural death, while a sum of Rs 75,000 will be compensated on accidental death. She said a sum of Rs 75,000 will be compensated on permanent disability of the beneficiaries.
Speaking on Nagaland Village Council and Tribal Acts, Kekhriengulie Theunuo, KDLSA retainer lawyer, highlighted on Nagaland jhum act and hierarchy of the customary courts.
Chairing the programme, Keduvi Zhotso, KDLSA panel lawyer, apprised that international workers day was first celebrated in USA in 1886, which was formerly known as 8 hours movements and now known as International Labour Day.
Closing remark was proposed by Zheviholi Swu, KDLSA panel lawyer, wherein she thanked the dignitaries, invitees and other legal fraternity for their presence in making the programme a grand success.
Earlier, delivering welcome keynote, Ms S Athsangla, SDO (C), Jakhama, stressed on the importance of legal awareness and requested mass participation of the audience to avail the benefits of the legal aid.

TDLSA team with labourers and representatives from departments on the occasion of International Labour Day on May 1.

TUENSANG: Tuensang District Legal Services Authority (TDLSA) observed the International Labour Day on May 1 at CKS Hall.
Speaking on the significance of International Labour Day, N Kano, Judicial Magistrate 1st Class & Secretary TDLSA, apprised on how the day began to be observed internationally and nationally. He also highlighted on the free and competent legal services to the poor and marginalised people in the form of legal advices, drafting application, petitions and affidavits and court based cases.
Yampi, Programme Manager of IDS (NGO), highlighted on the services rendered to the beneficiaries under Nagaland building and other construction workers in Tuensang.
He informed that 259 out of 663 registered members have renewed their membership for the year 2017. Stating that 199 students have received scholarship for the year 2016, he said 239 students have applied for the same this year. Under Tuensang district, two families received death insurances.
Sharing on the importance of having labour unions and associations, Katovi, APP Tuensang, encouraged the gathering to be equipped in order to improve the economy. He spoke on labour rights and compensations available for the beneficiaries and also emphasised to develop dignity of labour and stop depending on non-locals for any skilled or un-skilled works.
Speaking on Nagaland Building and other construction workers welfare schemes, Ms Yimtsusangla, TDLSA retainer lawyer, apprised that under this scheme the registered beneficiaries are entitled to get insurance cover, maternity benefits, grant for purchasing tools, and scholarships for the children.
Speaking on NALSA scheme of legal services to the workers in un-organised sector, Ms Cheliam Khiamniungan, Master Trainer NSLSA, appreciated the contributions made by the labourers towards the development of the country’s economy.
Altogether 90 beneficiaries/labourers along with the representatives from Social Welfare Department, Labour Department and Integrated Development Society (NGO) attended the programme. The programme was chaired by Ms Antimangyang, Panel Lawyer TDLSA.

Zunheboto District Legal Services Authority (ZDLSA) at District Court Complex, Zunheboto on the occasion of International Labour Day.

ZUNHEBOTO: Zunheboto District Legal Services Authority (ZDLSA) observed the International Labour Day at District Court Complex, Zunheboto.
Speaking as the resource person, Ms Easter H Yeptho, Panel lawyer ZDLSA, emphasised on the celebration of International Labour Day. She said all occupations, whether involving intellect of physical labour, deserve equal respect and dignity.
The resource person also stressed that no job should be considered superior or inferior as every job that is dutifully done with honesty and sincerity deserves appreciation.
Earlier, introduction and keynote address was delivered by Atoka Achumi, JMFC and Secretary ZDLSA, while the District & Session Judge cum Chairman ZDLSA, delivered a short speech on the significance of International Labour Day.
Ms Shikatoli Achumi, District & Sessions Judge staff, pronounced the invocation. The programme was chaired by Tovi Z Yeptho, Retainer Lawyer ZDLSA, and Ms J Khetoholi Yeputhomi, Public Prosecutor, delivered the vote of thanks.

N Longshithung Ezung, Chairman of Phek DLSA and Additional District & Session Judge, felicitating Nenkupe Meruh at Phek.

PHEK: On the occasion of International Labour Day, Phek District Legal Services Authority (PDLSA) felicitated traffic personnel, Nenkupe Meruh at ADC Pfutsero conference hall. Nenkupe Meruh voluntarily cleaned garbage at Pfutsero town.
SDPO Pfutsero and staff, OC Pfutsero, members from Kalos society, DBs and public leaders of Pfutsero attended the programme.

Mon: Mon District Legal Services Authority (MDLSA) also observed International Labour Day at Government Higher Secondary School Mon ‘D’.

By EMN Updated: May 01, 2017 11:53:16 pm