Tamil Nadu AITUC Construction Workers Union has urged the State government to streamline the functioning of the Tamil Nadu Construction and Unorganised Sector Workers Welfare Board in the interest of workers.

The activities of the board have come to a standstill. This was brought to the notice of the government on several occasions by the trade unions, but there is no tangible improvement in the functioning of the board, a press statement of K. Suresh, district president of the union, issued here on Saturday said.

A large number of petitions seeking accident relief, delivery, marriage assistance, and pension are pending with the board for a long time. The unions have been demanding the board not to insist on the physical presence of the workers at the time of enrolment with the board. Giving scant respect to this demand, the board has directed the workers to appear in person for renewing their enrolment, he alleged and demanded the government to concede to their demands.