Ludhiana Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal has ordered all industrialists, shopkeepers to present subsistence allowance of Rs 2,500 per 30 days until the tip of the lockdown to their staff. This applies for the manufacturing facility staff whose month-to-month wage is lower than 15,000 a month.
Agrawal had a gathering with few of the economic associations at his workplace Sunday night. “I have come to know that most of you have already paid salary for the month of March to your workers. If anyone has not paid, please pay them in full and don’t deduct the salary from March 23- March 31. Apart from this, many of the industrialists have stated that they are unable to pay full salary for the month of April as factories are closed. I suggest, or rather order them, to pay subsistence allowance worth Rs 2,500 a month or ration so that workers’ life is not affected. If any worker will complain against any particular factory, we will take strict action against them,” he stated.
Agrawal additionally urged industrialists to deal with their staff like household and preserve counselling them too. He stated that for distributing salaries, industrialists can contact the district business officer, space SHO or DC for curfew move or can apply on-line. Association of Focal level industries has welcomed this resolution.