A total of 3,428 workers employed in the 100 per cent export-oriented garment industry, will receive their share of the total pot of Tk 216.50 million from a central fund formed under the Ministry of Labor and Employment.
The purpose of the fund is to compensate families of those who died during their job, medical treatment to injured workers, and to reward meritorious children of apparel workers.
The list and funds were approved in the 18th board meeting of the Central Fund held this afternoon in the conference room of the ministry, chaired by State Minister Monnujan Sufian.
Among those listed for assistance, 495 workers of BGMEA and 241 workers of BKMEA will be given the assistance of Tk 14,66,50,000 due to death and permanent disability while 2040 workers of BGMEA and BKMEA will be given medical assistance of Tk 5,68,16,000.
Besides, Tk 1,30,40,000 will be given as educational assistance to 652 meritorious children of workers, reports UNB.
According to the Bangladesh Labor Act, 0.03 per cent of the value of exported goods is directly deposited into the Central Fund through Bangladesh Bank.
Among others, Md Ehsan Elahi, secretary of the ministry, Md Nasir Uddin Ahmed, inspector general of the department of inspection of factories and institutions, Molla Jalal Uddin, director general of the central fund, Mohammad Hatem, Executive President of BKMEA, were present at the meeting.