Officials misusing Labour Welfare Fund, reveals RTI
The Labour Welfare Fund, meant for the welfare of construction workers, is allegedly being misused by senior Labour Department officials.
Information obtained under the RTI Act revealed that the money was being mainly used as an “entertainment allowance” and for refuelling cars.
The entertainment allowance is a sum given to employees for their expenses incurred on meals, hotels, drinks and watching movies.
It was learnt that the Vice-Chairman of the Building and Other Construction Workers’ (BOCW) Board, who happens to be a Principal Secretary of the Labour Department, receives an entertainment allowance of Rs 3,500 per month.