CM seeks concern from PM Modi for MGNREGA, unorganized workers

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the announcements made Union finance minister for helping common people, saying that the measures have provided relief to a large section of the society.

“The positive initiatives taken by the Centre needs to continue, as a large section of society is still not receiving the benefits of the announcements, Baghel in his letter to the PM said.

Especially, the landless labourers under MGNREGA scheme and unorganized sector are bound to face livelihood challenges in the present situation, Baghel said and suggested an amount of Rs 1000 be transferred in the bank accounts of MGNREGA and unorganized sector labourers for the next three months.

Similarly, all Jan-Dhan account holders, including zero balance accounts, women, men and obsolete accounts should receive Rs 750 every month for the next three months, the letter to the PM said.

Baghel has requested the Centre to unconditionally bear the provident fund contributions of all workers in the organised sector, who receive less than Rs 15,000, for the next three months.

The CM also said that if his suggestions are accepted then the country can succeed in the war against coronavirus, otherwise lakhs of families are bound to face tough times.

The chief minister requested the Prime Minister to give assent to the demands as soon as possible so that these sections get a big relief.

Baghel in his letter said that Chattisgarh has been locked down since March 21 to curb the spread of coronavirus.

“This has helped in limiting the number of coronavirus patients in the state. The AIIMS, Raipur staff and all the officials of the state government are on the forefront ensuring the delivery of all essentials to the general public, during this period of crisis.”