The Government of Himachal Pradesh on 24th September 2021 has published the Himachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Amendment Rules, 2021 to further amend the Himachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2008.
The Amendment is brought under rule 281(1) which notifies the finical assistance granted by the board to the children of the beneficiary from the fund and the rates for various courses of study has been notified under this amendment.
A new rule 298 has been inserted which states that the Board may provide a sum of Rs. 51,000/- (fifty one thousand) only in the shape of FDR which may be given to the beneficiary on the birth of his/her female child (up to two girls), which will be encashed on the completion of eighteen years of the said daughter.
If the girl in whose name an FDR has been made, unfortunately dies before attaining the age of eighteen years, the FDR will be transferred to the third girl child of beneficiary if any, otherwise the entire amount will be paid to the nominee.
Further a financial assistance for the care of mentally retarded or handicapped children with disability of 50% and above of a beneficiary @ Rs. 20,000/- per year will be provided to him/her on production of a valid medical certificate issued by the competent authority.
The widow of a deceased beneficiary will be provided a pension of sum of Rs. 1500/- per month after the death of the said beneficiary, provided that she is not employed in any Govt./semi-Government or autonomous body under the Government of India/Government of Himachal Pradesh on regular, contract or daily wages basis.
A beneficiary who is already enrolled either under Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna or Mukhya Mantri Aawas Yojna, will be provided a financial assistance of Rs. 1,50,000/- to build his/her house.