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Casual labourers engaged by BRO to get insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh


All casual paid labourers (CPLs) engaged by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will be provided an insurance coverage of Rs 10 lakh.

The proposal was approved by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, an official statement said here on Saturday.

This scheme will serve as a social security and welfare measure to the CPLs working in remote and far-flung areas of the nation. It will go a long way in securing the livelihoods of their families.

Keeping in view the severe risk posed to the lives of CPLs posted in hazardous work-sites, inclement weather, inhospitable terrain and occupational health hazards, and considering the deaths occurred/reported during their engagement, the provision of insurance coverage on humanitarian grounds will prove to be a great morale booster to the CPLs, the Defence Ministry statement said.

The Defence Minstry had recently approved many welfare measures for the betterment of the CPLs which included preservation & transportation of mortal remains and transport allowance entitlement of the attendant, enhancement of funeral assistance from Rs 1,000 to Rs 10,000 and advance payment against ex-gratia compensation of Rs 50,000 as immediate help in case of death etc.

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