CEC reviews regulation of labourers given rising COVID cases in Leh

    Publish Date: 1 February, 2022

    Leh, Jan 31: The Chairman/CEC, LAHDC Leh, Adv. Tashi Gyalson (the Executive Councillor for Health) chaired a comprehensive meeting to discuss the regulation and management of labourers in the district before the start of the working season, keeping in view the rising cases of COVID-19 in Leh.
    Director Health/CMO Leh briefed the meeting with the current scenario of Covid-19 and the rising number of positive cases in the district. He highlighted the need for regulating incoming labourers being hired by various executing agencies which include BRO, CPWD, NHIDCL, and Local Contractors to carry out developmental works. He also stressed the need for arranging proper facilities including Covid Care supplies at every institutional quarantine center of the agencies for the labourers.
    DC Leh also directed the officers/officials to ensure strict implementation of the guidelines in hiring labourers which includes allowing fully vaccinated labourers only, ensuring proper facilities for the labourers especially during quarantine periods, and specific timings for their arrivals in the district once the actual working season begins.
    Taking note of the feedback received during the meeting, CEC Gyalson stressed the need for extending overall cooperation and coordination from all the stakeholders in fighting against the pandemic together. He also instructed the officials to ensure good facilities for all the labourers being hired by the executing agencies.
    CEC Gyalson also directed the district officers to ensure strict implementation of Covid SOPs and Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) among the labourers and their contractors working at different sites within the district. He also directed the law enforcement agencies to enforce stringent actions against all the defaulters.
    The meeting was attended by DC/CEO LAHDC Leh, Director Health Services Ladakh/Chief Medical Officer Leh; DIG, ITBP; DSE PWD Circle Leh, Assistant Labour Commissioner Leh; Dy. S.P. HQ. Leh, Adm. Commandant, HQ 14 Leh, Officers from Executing Agencies such as BRO, NHIDCL, MES, and CPWD; Representatives from LTTA, ALGHA, Contactor Association Leh, and ALTOA.