Kritarth Consulting
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Ram K Navaratna
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Hi, Topic Migrant Labour in India gained attention in April and May 2020 due to the impact of Covid 19
An article on the captioned topic. May be useful information and thoughts. Appreciate feedback by viewers and readers.

From India, Bangalore

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You deserve Kudos for posting an authentic compilation on Inter-state Migrants and such other Labours who almost got uprooted during Covid 19 pandemic. Members of our CiteHR Fraternity shall be grateful if some viable solutions are indicated so that the Paiful Experiences could be averted in future.
Harsh K Sharan, Kritarh Team,
3.6.2020

From India, Delhi
I read your posting on topic of ‘Migrant Labour’ in Cite HR. You have done lot of research on topic and provided the statistics to understand is a work of praise worthy:

In my consideration, what was happened was bad. But was the essential for all of us i.e. specially for the Government both at Centre and State to understand the basics.

Why this has happened?

Who are responsible for the tragedy of the workmen in migration?

What role Government Labour Department played, is a subject of discussion?

What role did the employer play for the workmen who has remained the source of income generation?

The Central Government requested all the employers to look after their workmen either from home land form other states. Has anyone paid any attention to the appeal, 95% employer in organised sector ignored the call of the Govt and stand in queue before the court, High Court & Supreme Court to defy the MHA guidelines to make payment during lock down.

It is better not to speak of the labourers working in un-organised sector, the count is 60% of the total strength. Neither any law nor rules are existing for them. What Acts, laws & rules will do, if it is broken. All are crying and beating their chest but hardly any tears in their eyes except a mock drill.

From India, Mumbai
Thanks for readers and viewers. Appreciate your observations. Thanks Ram k Navaratna
From India, Bangalore
There is a flaw in the definition of Interstate migrant worker in the ISMW Act 1979,which excludes 99% of migrant workers.
In the Building Workers Cess Fund with different states 31K Cr rupees are un utilised. This was enough to feed them and to transport them back to their own states.
Apart from the two above Acts we have Unorganised workers social security Act 2008 which was not implemented. If so we would have got correct data on them.Now govts have only estimates.

From India, Thiruvananthapuram
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