New Delhi [India]May 28 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a notice to the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (DBOCWWB) on the plea of a construction worker who applied for financial assistance for the marriage of their daughter in 2017.
It is stated that the applicant is still awaiting a decision on his application, even after five years of his daughter’s marriage. It is alleged that Commission officials are now requiring her daughter’s marriage certificate to dispose of her claim, which is in violation of the Commission’s own rule.
Judge Yashwant Varma issued an opinion to the Council and the other respondents in the context of a plea by Banwari Lal. The court scheduled the case for hearing on September 5, 2022.
The petitioner passed the plea through Barrister Chirayu Jain who said that the Council provides financial assistance to construction workers for the marriage of family members under Rule 282 of the Rules of 2002 on construction and other construction workers in Delhi. The petitioner had requested financial assistance for the marriage of his daughter. in 2017.
Lawyer Shyel Trehan, counsel for the petitioner, argued that Commission officials had made no decision on the petitioner’s claim, even after a lapse of five years. Now they insist on getting a marriage certificate, which is against council rules.
It is alleged that nowhere in the Building and Other Construction Workers (BOCW) Act and Delhi BOCW Rules, there is any mention that the claim application cannot be proceeded with in the absence of a copy of the marriage certificate.
The petition stated that Council officials had issued a letter on October 14, 2021 in execution of an order issued by the Delhi High Court on April 27, 2020 in another case for the disposal of all applications for financial assistance in waiting. The officials asked the petitioner to produce a copy of the marriage certificate as proof of marriage.
The Petition contended that after receiving the said letter, the Petitioner on October 26, 2021 filed all the documents, including the wedding card and photographs as proof of marriage.
The lawyer argued that Commission officials were now asking for the daughter’s marriage certificate, which violated the Commission’s rule. The said rule provides that the official will not insist on a marriage certificate to dispose of the application. (ANI)