Lucknow:UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the authorities to assure migrants that their life is secured, suggesting that a scheme be launched to ensure their job security.
Uttar Pradesh government has announced that it has decided to set up a migrant commission to provide employment and social security to over 23 lakh stranded labourers who returned to the state and after the Centre imposed the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.Chief Minister said that the commission will look at the factors like insurance, social security, re-employment assistance and provision for unemployment allowance while adding that it will provide an official framework to ensure socio-economic-legal support for the migrants.
“These workers are our biggest resource and we will give them employment in Uttar Pradesh as state government is going to set up a panel for their employment,” news agency PTI quoted Adityanath as saying.
“They are our people… and if some states want them back, they have to seek permission from the state government,” Adityanath said while adding that “there is a need to ensure their socio-legal-monetary rights”.He said this during an interaction with the RSS-affiliated publications ‘Panchjanya’ and ‘Organiser’.“All migrant workers are being registered and their skills mapped. Any state or entity interested in inviting migrant workers will need to assure and provide for their socio-legal-monetary rights,” he added.