KOLKATA: Now, smart card for labourers engaged in the 100 day work scheme across the state. This is a pet project of the chief minister Mamata Banerjee who on Thursday launched the project in Kolkata. Apart from the labourers engaged in 100 days work, all other labourers in the unorganized sector will be given smart cards in phases to enable them reap several benefits of the social security system. In the first phase, these cards would be distributed to labourers engaged in construction and transport industries. In the next phase, such cards would be issued to other labourers too. However, benefits will be given to those labourers who are registered with the state government's provident fund scheme meant for labourers in the unorganized sector. Though this is an ongoing project, the Trinamool Congress-run state government has modified the project, claimed state labour minister Purnendu Bose.
How does the card look like? It will have a 32 KB electronic memory chip. Each card will also have an unique identification number. The card will have information about its users in both Bengali and English. Read more
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