Online legal awareness programme on rights of daily wagers, labourers held

Advocate Tolen Potshangbam encouraged the participants from labour unions to approach the Legal Aid Clinics and Front Office of DLSA, Chandel when assistance is required.


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District Legal Services Authority, Chandel in collaboration with Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA) under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) organised an online legal awareness programme on rights of daily wagers and labourers during the pandemic under the ‘Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Scheme, 2016.’

The programme organised on Saturday was attended by the judicial officers, panel lawyers, para legal volunteers and representatives of labour unions of the district.

On the occasion, Advocate Tolen Potshangbam highlighted the various rights of labourers and daily wagers under the scheme. He spoke about the procedures of how one can avail the benefits from the scheme under different circumstances.

The resource person encouraged the participants from labour unions to approach the Legal Aid Clinics and Front Office of DLSA, Chandel when assistance is required.

During the interactive session, discussions were made on how the workers or labourers can benefit from their rights and the schemes under various conditions.

And also, under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority (NLSA), the District Legal Services Authority, Senapati organised a one-day online awareness programme with the Labourers and workers, Panel Lawyers, PLVs of DLSA, Senapati, as a part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Additional public prosecutor to the District and Sessions Court, Senapati Koshia Mao spoke on the topic ‘Impact of COVID-19 to daily wage workers and labourers’.

She stressed that the main impacts of COVID-19 are faced by daily wage earners and labourers in terms of financial problems, scarcity of food, medicines, water and basic essential items. She also mentioned the benefits of registered labour (labour card) and the various schemes provided for them.

Chairman, DLSA, Senapati Samom Ibjen; secretary, DLSA, Senapati A Tarunakumari Devi; additional public prosecutor to District and Sessions Court, Senapati Koshia Mao; JMFC, Mao Ksh Maheta Devi; retainer Lawyer, Front Office of DLSA, Senapati S Marysena along with Labours, Panel Lawyers, PLVs of Senapati took part.

An interaction with the participants was made as a part of the programme.

First Published:Aug. 28, 2021, 7:31 p.m.

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