VELLORE: Construction workers on Thursday picketed the Arcot Village Administrative Office, protesting against the delay in issuing bona fide certificates.
Over 100 people are involved in construction work at Masapettai and Krishnavapuram near Arcot. The State government has formed welfare boards for these people and provides welfare measures through them.
The workers need to get bona fide certificates from the VAO and send them to the government in order to get identity cards, with which they can avail the benefits. The construction workers allegedly applied to the VAO on April 14, but there has been a delay in the issuance of the certificates.
The workers, led by Tamil Nadu AITUC Construction Workers’ Association district president Sankar, picketed the VAO to protest the delay. The construction workers also alleged that the officers were demanding bribes to issue the certificates.
On receiving the information, Arcot tahshildar Anandhi went to the spot and promised appropriate action.