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Ministry Of Labor And Employment Says No Data Available On Migrant Workers Who Lost Their Lives During Nation-Wide Lockdown

Lawstreet Journal 15 Sep 2020 7:55pm

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Replying to the unstarred questions, the Ministry of Labor and Employment revealed that there is no data available with them or they maintained no records for the migrant workers who died or lost their lives while returning to their home town after the announcement of nation-wide lockdown in March. The questions were asked by three Member of Parliament; Shri k. Navaskani, Shri Balubhai alias Suresh Narayan Dhanorkar, and Adv. Adoor Prakash.

The asked a total of 5 questions; (i) whether the government has data of migrant worker who returned to their state state-wise; (ii) Is the government aware that migrant workers lost lives and if they know to provide the data; (iii) Is there any sought of compensation been provided to the victims family; (iv) Is there any assessment been done by the government of the jobs loss among workers and if so provide the details;(v) Details thereof and if not the reason thereof. 

To this, the government replied that there is no data available for the migrant workers who lost their lives or their jobs in the COVID-19 pandemic while returning home and since there is no data available; the matter of compensation doesn’t come into the picture. The government further said “The Indian Railways has operated more than 4611 Shramik Special Trains for convenience of the workers. More than 63.07 lakh migrant workers have been shifted to various destinations located in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, and other States.

Food and water were also provided free of cost to… Continue Reading...


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