KARACHI: The government of Sindh has directed all private companies and factories to pay salaries of their employees by March 31.
The Sindh Labour Department secretary has issued a notification in this regard on direction of Sindh Labour Minister Saeed Ghani. The provincial government has directed all the private companies and factories to pay salaries to daily wagers, contract and permanent employees by Tuesday, ARY News reported.
An emergency cell has been established for registering complaint against the companies and factories which did not pay salaries of their employees in a couple of days.
Sindh introduces application to register welfare organizations for ration distribution
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has established a Sindh Relief Initiative Application with a URL address under which social welfare organizations working with his government would have to get them registered so that ration could be distributed among daily wagers at their door steps.
This he said while presiding over a meeting of welfare organizations. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, advisor law, special assistants, head of different welfare organizations, chief secretary, IG Police, Home secretary, Adl IG Karachi, PSCM, Secretary Finance and others.
The Sindh Relief Initiative is aimed at providing ration to the daily wagers and needy people at their door steps, the CM said and added the daily wagers would have to get them registered through an application (APP) and then the government would distribute different areas among different welfare organization for distribution of ration.
The chief minister said that according to 2017 census the population of the province was 50 million of them 10 million people or 1.4 million families were daily wagers, therefore the government in support of welfare organizations had to provide them with ration bags.
He said that out of 10 million daily wagers, 25 percent were associated with construction industry who were covered under EOBI, 35 percent were affiliated with textile and ancillary industry and they were also registered with EOBI and 40 percent workers worked in SME, cottage and roadside shops and transport industry and they were not registered with any organization such as EOBI or SESSI.
Shah said that if an average family was provided with a ration bag of Rs. 5,500 the amount would come to Rs7.7 billion if 1.4 million families were covered. “I am developing a mechanism to reach each and every family so that no body go without ration,” he said.