820 Porters Engaged At Siachen Glacier ; 13 Lost Lives Since 1984

SRINAGAR, JUNE 30: Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment Dr Haseeb A Drabu said that at present 820 porters are engaged at Siachen Glacier,  during current year whereas  13 porters have lost their lives in the higher reaches of Siachen Glacier since 1984.

Replying to a Calling Attention Notice by Mr. Deldan Namgial regarding the non-payment of compensation and assistance to the labourers and porters who got injured or killed at Siachen Glacier.

The Minister said that compensation has been paid in all  cases as per Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 and provisions of  Labour Law as applicable to the State of J&K. Considering  nature of  job of these porters, it would not be feasible to disclose their names and other particulars, the Minister added.

 

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