CIVIC along with Mr. Prabhanand Hegde of Centre for Advocacy & Research (CFAR), met Mr. Manivannan, IAS, Labour Secretary, and handed over a Memorandum with ten points for improving the delivery of benefits to construction workers from the Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare (B&OCWW) Board . We were thrilled when Mr. Manivannan immediately agreed to issue GOs covering all 10 points!  Some of the points refer to the building of  decent workers’ housing colonies for temporary migrant workers, with proper water, sewerage and sanitation, creches for the 0-6 year-old children, transportation to schools for children of compulsory school age, etc. We also sought his support for conducting a social audit of the functioning of the Board in the five wards  where CFAR is working, to which he agreed.