Sisodia informed that the Delhi government has estimated that there are nearly 10 lakh people under the category of "construction workers" in the national capital.
The Delhi government expedited the process of disbursing claims to 488 construction workers, granting Rs 3.18 crore under various schemes.
The registration rate remained abysmally low despite efforts by the government as labourers didn’t turn up at the centres due to fear of contracting Covid-19.
As many as 12.69 lakh members of Tamil Nadu Construction Workers Welfare Board will be given 100 ml of Aavin ghee towards Pongal gift.
Sisodia, who recently took charge of the labour department, said that workers in the city can now give a call on a number provided by the government.
Pointing towards lax approach, the financial watchdog noted that the Board was yet to finalise accounts since its inception in 2009.
The Delhi government over the last two months has registered 70,000 construction workers but as per estimates, there are more than 5 lakh daily wagers in the capital.
A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rajnish Bhatnagar said since the applications were made online, they can be verified the same way by holding interviews via video call.
It also pointed out that as why physical counters for receiving applications was shut despite the lockdown has been substantially lifted and that all government offices are functional.
With nothing to do in their villages, hundreds of migrant workers hop onto RTC buses to start earning a living.
The Delhi government will soon register over five lakh construction workers in the national capital to provide them monetary relief.
These will be fully subsidised or in other words, free meals. The cost incurred would be reimbursed to the GHMC by the State government, the orders said.
Workers can register for relief on a new online portal from May 15 to 25
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Construction Workers' Welfare Board, chaired by Labour Minister Gopal Rai.
On April 10, the Plant Site police had arrested a trade union activist Kailash Chandra Barik for posing as a labour officer and collecting Rs 300 to Rs 400 for renewal of labour cards.