UP government will establish migration panel to guarantee job security | Lucknow News
UP Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath
LUCKNOW: In an attempt to provide employment and social security to more than 23 lakh migrant workers who have returned to the state from various states in the past two months, the prime minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday announced to establish a migration commission.
The commission, Yogi said, would provide social security to migrants, including insurance, which would pave the way for a mechanism where other states would be required to take permission from the UP government before retrieving the migrant workers after the lock has been fully lifted.
The CM made the decision while chairing a review meeting with Team 11 at their official residence. Yogi said the state government would not only resort to scanning migrants, but would also map them and help wherever a migrant moves across the country. “The energy of a UP worker needs to be channeled for the progress of the state,” he said.
Later, speaking at a webinar, the CM said: “This is being done to save migrant workers from exploitation in other states. Any state that hires them in the future will have to provide them with insurance coverage to guarantee social security. ”
Yogi said this would protect workers from the inhumane conditions in which UP immigrants have been forced to survive thus far. “We have seen how immigrants from Uttar Pradesh survived in inhumane and discriminatory conditions, especially during confinement in other states. They yearned for basic human needs like food, water and a shelter over their heads, ”said CM.
The household’s additional chief secretary, Awanish Awasthi, said the commission would guarantee a minimum guarantee of work for migrants. While the commission’s structure has yet to be formalized, the sources said, it likely will have senior officials from departments such as labor, income, industry and rural development on its board of directors. “The state government is committed to bringing migrants safely and free of charge,” he said, underscoring the need for migrants to link up with the state’s economy, while providing services that include insurance and other facilities.
The measure comes days after the Yogi government announced the profile of migrants for their abilities to be cornered in different job categories, including the iconic scheme of the Center, Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS). Awasthi said many migrants can also receive jobs in the agricultural and dairy sector.
He said almost 23 lakh of migrants have returned to UP, of which 15 lakh have only returned with the help of up to 1,113 trains. The remaining 8 lakh have returned with the help of buses and other means of transportation, while many have returned on foot. Awasthi said the state government has also given its approval to the arrival of another 200 trains in the coming days, bringing the number of trains carrying migrants to more than 1,300.
UP CM also asked officials to submit a proposal for the construction of new housing units under the central assistance of 20 lakh crore. This would also include the proposal to provide a home with a minimum rent to those in need. The proposal would be prepared by the housing and urban planning department.
The ACS said that with the increase in the number of migrants, the role of the vigilance committee has increased in both urban and rural areas. He said the state government has decided to provide facial masks to those who are fined for not wearing one while on the go. He said the CM also emphasized increasing foot patrol and the patrol of 112 police PRV trucks as a growing prevention measure in the coming days.