The money was disbursed from the central fund of the Labour and Employment Ministry
The Ministry of Labour and Employment has provided Tk93.18 crore among 7,000 ready-made garment (RMG) workers and their relatives from the ministry’s central fund.
The matter was disclosed during the 14th board meeting of the central fund, chaired by State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian, at the conference room of Labour Bhaban in Bijaynagar, Dhaka on Thursday.
So far, Tk282.42 crore has been deposited in the central fund, formed in 2016 in the light of labour law.
According to the Bangladesh Labour Act, 0.03% of the total export value of 100% export-oriented RMG industry is deposited directly to the fund through Bangladesh Bank.
From this fund, about Tk83.40 crore has been given to the families of 4,188 workers for death-related incidents, Tk6.13 crore to 2,076 workers for medical treatment, and Tk1.47 crore among 736 children of the workers for education assistance.