Aid for Rescued Bonded Labourers goes up

  • The Union government has proposed a major revamp of the rehabilitation scheme for rescued bonded workers, raising aid from the present Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 3 lakh.
  • The government has finalised a proposal under which, rescued transgender or disabled person will get Rs. 3 lakh, women or children Rs. 2 lakh and adult men Rs. 1 lakh.
  • To ensure a sustainable flow of money, a sum will be credited to the bank accounts of the rescued persons in the form of fixed monthly deposits.