New Delhi, December 3: Over nine lakh workers have entered into banking fold within six days of launching a campaign on 26th November. It is a result of continuous efforts of Labour and Employment Ministry to ensure that the transfers of wages to workers are done cashless.
It may be noted that already 25.68 crore Jandhan Accounts are existing and all the left over workers are being covered. Till 1st December, 2016 around 9,15,431 bank accounts were opened by organizing 33,145 camps for this purpose.
Within four days till 29th November, total 3, 87,037 bank accounts were opened by holding 15,134 camps across the country. On30th November 9,085 camps were organized and 2, 90,224 bank accounts were opened while on 1st December 2, 38,170 more bank accounts were opened. This massive effort has resulted in opening total 9, 15,431 bank accounts within six days. The campaign is on and officers of the Ministry have been deputed for coordinating/supervising the bank account opening activities at the camps, across the country.The campaign for opening bank accounts of workers was especially for unorganized sector like construction, beedi, scheme workers like Anganwadi, Asha and cine workers who still do not have bank accounts.
The objective of the campaign is to ensure that all workers come into banking fold and their wages are paid directly into their account. This will not only prevent exploitation of workers and payment of wages without cut but will also inculcate the habit of using cashless transactions.