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Job promises 'fake', 'anywhere but here' for UP migrant hub

February 27, 2022 6:31 pm

With migration from UP highest in its poorly developed eastern regions, the issue of jobs has been coming up in speeches. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has claimed that his government has created more than 4 lakh jobs.

‘Only the rich can work from home’: At Gurgaon’s labour chowk, Covid disruptions push daily-wagers to the brink

January 25, 2022 8:44 am

Dispelling rumours of another lockdown amid a spike in Covid cases, the deputy commissioner had on January 12 issued a statement saying that the situation was under control and a lockdown was not required. The DC had appealed to migrant workers not to panic and not pay heed to rumours.

Govt needs to plug loopholes, minimise irregularities, in implementation of NREGA in times when it is most needed

January 15, 2022 9:11 am

🔴 Coming at a time when the employment guarantee scheme is playing a key role in lessening the distress amongst the informal labour force, all efforts should be made to ensure that such irregularities are minimised.

Jharkhand govt launches initiative to enable systemic registration of migrant workers

December 17, 2021 11:56 am

“There’s a necessity to ensure strong interstate cooperation and coordination between destination and source states to enable social protection for migrant workers. SRMI will work towards achieving that..." said Arindam Banerjee, Co-Founder at PDAG.

Database of unorganised workers is a welcome step towards creating a robust social security architecture

November 23, 2021 9:21 am

The absence of credible data on the migrant workforce, the inability to identify them quickly enough, meant that little policy support could be extended to this section during a period of acute economic distress.

The ghost takes form and shape

July 11, 2021 8:10 am

P Chidambaram writes: When the Rafale controversy was building, four institutions of India — supposedly watchdogs — failed the country: the media, the Supreme Court, Parliament and the Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG).

UP: From market to labour chowk, fear of Covid — and lockdown

May 12, 2021 2:43 am

Aligarh is among the several smaller cities in UP that are reeling under the second Covid wave. It is also under a “partial lockdown” till May 17, with essential items such as fruits, milk and vegetables allowed to be sold from 7 am to 11 am and 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

An effective migrant labour policy must consider where existing labour laws fail

July 21, 2021 5:34 pm

Niti Aayog’s draft policy is a good start which could, with a few adjustments, reduce the vulnerability and risks faced by labour migrants and ultimately build a more sustainable model of development.

Cases for violating Covid protocols to be dropped: Govt

January 29, 2021 12:43 am

According to an official, the decision would benefit thousands of people, including traders, migrant labourers, farmers and others across the state.

Four employment surveys to be completed by Oct ’21: Gangwar

December 31, 2020 5:10 am

A new enterprise-based quarterly employment survey will also be launched soon, replacing the earlier Quarterly Employment Survey, which was discontinued two years ago with the Centre releasing other datasets of EPFO payroll data and Periodic Labour Force Survey.


‘You cannot build a skilled society on low-cost labour’ — IE thinc Migration

June 28, 2021 3:59 pm

At the inaugural Indian Express Thinc Migration series, panelists discussed the migrant labourers crisis in India, spurred on by the pandemic-induced nation-wide lockdown.

Migrant workers return to national capital as lockdown restrictions ease

August 08, 2020 12:44 pm

A large number of migrant workers left for their home states after a nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25 in view of the rising cases of novel coronavirus infection in the country.

Migrants continue to walk thousands of miles to reach home

May 26, 2021 8:13 am

In a bid to ferry more migrants, the Railways on Monday decided to carry around 1,700 passengers on board its ‘Shramik Special’ trains instead of the current 1,200.