Uttar Pradesh government has coined a protocol that any State that seeks migrant workers from the State has to ask for permission from the government and ensure migrant workers’ socio-legal-monetary rights, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday.
Yogi upset with the finding that that migrant labourers from Uttar Pradesh were "not properly taken care of" by several States during lockdown following Coronavirus outbreak. Adityanath was quoted lamenting, "These workers are our biggest resource and will give them employment in Uttar Pradesh as state government is going to set up a commission for their employment."
"They are our people... and if some states want them back, they have to seek permission from the state government," Adityanath said in an interaction with the RSS-affiliated publications 'Panchjanya' and 'Organiser'.
Considering the feedbacks from migrant workers who reached Uttar Pradesh, Adityanath categorically made sure that safeguarding their rights should get utmost attention and importance.
All migrant workers have been registered and their skills columned. Irrespective of any State or entity who is interested in inviting migrant workers will have to assure and provide for their socio-legal-monetary rights, Yogi inists.
Yogi, in pursuit to secure the commission of the migrant workers, shares that it is proposed to scan through arrays of factors linked to migrant workers' rights and to prevent exploitation.
"Insurance, social security, re-employment assistance, provision for unemployment allowance are some of the factors that will be looked into by the commission," he said.
At the same time, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in the sideline of Coronavirus control, in the State, announces that the government will provide with special free bus service, to people want to go for immersion of ashes from Rajasthan to Uttarakhand, from Monday onwards.
The free bus service avail rule mentions that two-person will be able to carry each urn and both after they register on the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation portal, rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in.
"The first special bus will run on Monday. With each urn, two people will be able to go and they will have to register on the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation portal rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in,” Gehlot is quoted in a statement issued by the government.
"This initiative has seen a good response from common people across the entire state. The senior citizen pilgrimage scheme started during the time of our previous government had also benefited people a lot. On the same lines, this scheme may also benefit people waiting for immersion of ashes of their own. Because it is a very sensitive issue for several families,” the statement added.
The Government had signed an agreement with the Uttarakhand government. Gehlot had been trying reach to a similar arrangement with the Uttar Pradesh government too.