Raipur: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said a new scheme will be launched on Wednesday to promote the empowerment of girls under which the first two daughters of labourers will be given financial assistance for their education and employment. The state government will also implement a 5-day week methodology to enhance the efficiency and productivity of its employees. An official release quoted the CM as saying that the state government's contribution under the Employees Contributory Pension Scheme will be increased from 10 per cent to 14 per cent.
Chief Minister Baghel was speaking at a function at Lalbagh Parade Ground in Jagdalpur after hoisting the national flag on 73rd Republic Day. Jagdalpur is the headquarters of Bastar district, located 300 km far from the state capital Raipur. The release quoted Baghel saying that the CM Noni Sashaktikaran Sahayata Yojana (CM Girl Child Empowerment Assistance Scheme) will be launched in the state to help the daughters of the labour families in education, employment, self-employment and marriage.
It has also been said that under the new scheme, an amount of 20,000 rupees each will be deposited in the bank account of each of the first two daughters of registered labourers in the Chhattisgarh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board. The Chief Minister said that a 'Women's Safety Cell' will be set up in every district of the state. CM Baghel also informed that an easy and transparent law will be enacted this year to regularize all irregular building constructions. Necessary provisions will be made to regulate the business activities operating in residential areas.