How has Rs 20k cr meant for workers’ welfare been spent: SC

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Where has a whopping amount of Rs 20,000 crore, meant for workers’ welfare, gone? Spent on tea parties or vacation of officials?

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Even the Comptroller and Auditor General doesn’t know, wondered the Supreme Court.

These posers were put to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) by the Supreme Court which was left wondering as to where this huge amount of money has gone.

The court was hearing a PIL filed by NGO ‘National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation on Construction Labour’ which has alleged that the statutory cess levied from real estate firms for the welfare of construction workers was not being utilised properly as there was no mechanism to identify the beneficiaries and extending the benefits to them.

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