Tag: migrant workers

Centre listened to NHRC on migrant workers and Rohingyas: Justice Dattu | India News

NEW DELHI: Former CJI and ex-chairman of National Human Rights Commission H L Dattu on Wednesday dispelled the notion of the human rights body being...

Contractors offer advance payouts and book flight tickets to get migrant labour back to work

BENGALURU: Many construction firms and contractors in Bengaluru are offering incentives, paying in advance and booking flight tickets to get migrant labourers back to work,...

Migrant workers: Supreme Court expresses displeasure over non-filing of affidavit by states

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed displeasure over non-filing of affidavits by Maharashtra and Delhi on implementation of three enactments which are aimed...

labourers: Only 5,000 out of 24 lakh registered skilled migrants got jobs in 116 districts

New Delhi: Government is said to have informed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour that though more than 24 Lakh migrant skilled labourers had registered...

Four members of parliamentary panel on Labour register dissent on Code on Social Security | India News

NEW DELHI: Four members of the parliamentary standing committee on labour, including one each from Congress, DMK, CPM and CPI have registered their dissent on...

Parliamentary panel suggests welfare fund, national database for migrant workers

NEW DELHI: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour submitted its report to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on the Code on Social Security, 2019 with...

Migrant workers issue: SC asks states & UTs to file affidavits giving details of records maintained | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday directed the states and Union Territories (UTs) to file affidavits within three weeks giving details of the “mode and...

Sonu Sood aims to help 2 crore migrants find employment, ties up with Schoolnet arm

MUMBAI: Actor Sonu Sood, who helped migrant workers reach home during the Covid-19 related lockdown, aims to help at least two crore people get employed...

Falling sales are making jewellery manufacturers think twice about rehiring migrant artisans

KOLKATA: Migrant gold artisans who had returned to their hometowns during the lockdown now want to go back to their workplaces, but many jewellery manufacturers...

The collateral damage in the Covid fight no one's talking about

Lockdown is a blunt instrument. It helps in containing the spread of Covid-19, but also causes severe damage to the economy and individuals. It assumes...

Concern in govt over reasons for NREGA boom | India News

In five more days or so, Telangana will generate around 10.5 crore persondays of work under MGNREGA. Then, the state would have overhauled its performance...

Railways planning to increase MGNREGA use for migrant workers | India News

NEW DELHI: The Railways is planning to scale-up utilisation of MGNREGA for construction and repair of approach roads for level crossings and railway stations to...

Opposition corners Bihar govt over ADG letter apprehending law & order situation due to migrant influx | India News

PATNA: The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar found itself in an embarrassing situation Friday over a now-withdrawn circular issued by a top police official alerting...

SC permits NHRC to intervene, suggest measures to deal with plight of migrant workers | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed human rights body NHRC to intervene in the case related to plight and miseries of stranded migrant...

Why India needs to put cash in the hands of the poor

By Ateesh Tankha In his 1776 magnum opus, An Inquiry Into the Nature and Cause of the Wealth of Nations — more commonly known as...

coronavirus impact on india: SC asks searching questions to Centre over migrant workers crisis

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Thursday asked some searching questions from the Centre on the plight of migrant workers ranging from as to how long...

Centre aims at doubling testing to 2,00,000 a day, with focus on states witnessing migrant influx

New Delhi: The Centre plans to double its Covid-19 testing capacity to 200,000 a day, with a special focus on states facing an influx of...

migrant workers: 4 crore migrant workers in India; 75 lakh return home so far: MHA

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Saturday said around four crore migrant labourers are engaged in various works in different parts of the country and so...

Banking: Migrant workers turn towards banking for employment

MUMBAI: Financial inclusion is increasingly getting a rural flavor – and opening up new business windows even as some others are shuttered. With the hard-hatted...

After 2,050 Shramik runs, just 30% of migrants have managed to leave | India News

NEW DELHI: Even as Indian Railways has moved over 30 lakh stranded migrant workers, students and tourists by 2,050 Shramik Special trains, data from different...

Authorities in rural Maharashtra concerned over influx from cities

MUMBAI: A number of Maharashtra districts have expressed concern over the state Home departments decision to issue travel passes to those who wish to return...

Home Ministry launches online portal for states to monitor movement of migrant workers

New Delhi: With large number of migrant workers walking on foot to reach their destinations, the union home ministry came up with online portal for...

UP woos Japanese, EU companies relocating from China

NEW DELHI: Exemption of labour laws for almost three years, good connectivity through airports and expressways, easy availability of land parcels for developing industrial units...

SC refuses to entertain Jairam Ramesh’s plea on universal food security during COVID-19

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to entertain senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh‘s plea seeking directions to the Centre and states to ensure universal...

Covid-19 impact: After being locked down, companies now set to suffer labour pain

Mumbai | New Delhi: Entrepreneurs and exporters are struggling to crank up operations just when the government has relaxed stern restrictions, because labourers have imposed...