Sonia Gandhi requested that large-scale subsidies for the development employees 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 reduction for development employees within the apprehension of ‘a protracted financial downturn’.
The development sector, she stated employed round 44 million employees 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 employees be introduced, on the strains of what has been supplied 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 inside the Constructing and Different Building Staff Act to announce such measures.
“It gives for varied welfare measures for employees. The Act additionally gives 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 urged 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 urged that the federal government was not ready sufficient for the Coronavirus pandemic or the monetary ‘tsunami’ that might wreck devastation within the coming days.
Another senior leaders of the occasion, together with its chief in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, have additionally urged that the federal government doesn’t have sufficient assets to take care of 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 take care of the continuing healthcare and monetary disaster.
All eyes will probably be set on the measure the Prime Minister proclaims in his tackle to the nation later throughout the day.