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Why the Supreme Court order on registration of migrant workers is welcome

July 22, 2021 7:59 am

Priya Deshingkar writes: It stands up for the rights of the weakest and recognises their critical contribution to the economy. But challenges of implementation remain.

Supreme Court deadline looming, govt to rope in CSC, private players for migrant registration

July 13, 2021 3:41 am

The Labour and Employment Ministry had in December sought help from other ministries to build a new database for migrant workers and others in the unorganised sector, which it had then hope to operationalise by this June.

Gujarat govt drops 515 criminal cases filed against migrant workers during lockdown

July 02, 2021 11:02 pm

As per a statement by the state government, it has decided to withdraw 515 criminal cases filed against migrant workers for violation of lockdown rules while they were returning to their home states.

IEThinc Migration Series: ‘Health has to be elevated as a human right, not charity for migrants’

July 30, 2021 5:58 pm

Prof K Srinath Reddy, President of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) spoke about a possible hurdle migrant workers could have faced otherwise: “What if chief ministers had said that they will spend state money only on their citizens.. the bona fide residents, what happens to the migrant?”

Complete registration of unorganised workers as early as possible: SC to Centre, states

May 25, 2021 4:01 am

The bench said there should be a “suitable mechanism to monitor and supervise whether the benefits of the welfare schemes reach the beneficiaries”.

Migrant workers' registration process very slow; expedite for pandemic benefit schemes, says Supreme Court

May 24, 2021 2:00 pm

While stressing on the need to register migrant as well as unorganised workers, a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and M R Shah said the benefit of schemes meant for them can be extended after they are identified and registered by authorities.

Anxiety in auto hubs: plants shut, how long before workers leave?

May 17, 2021 7:09 am

Unlike a year ago, the workers have stayed put thus far — however, this may change if the Covid situation does not improve and the shutdown extends for another 2-3 weeks, company officials and union leaders watching the labour dynamics in this industrial ecosystem said.

Migrant trains from cities ran full in April, demand expected to remain high

May 12, 2021 5:06 am

Data for these 677 special trains—all with reserved category seats—shows that most of them ran at 100 per cent occupancy from cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Surat and Delhi and terminated in Darbhanga, Danapur, Gorakhpur and east Indian areas.

As Covid restrictions return, migrants workers stare at uncertainty again: Study

May 05, 2021 11:26 pm

The study initiated by voluntary researchers at the Stranded Workers Action Network (SWAN) indicated that the vulnerabilities experienced by migrant workers during the nationwide lockdown in 2020 had resurfaced this year.

HC quashes FIR against Navi Mumbai resident for ‘offensive tweets’ on migrants' gathering at Bandra station

May 05, 2021 5:13 pm

The state government had earlier said that the petitioner, with more than 20, 000 followers on Twitter, was a “professional tweeter” and “social media influencer” and was involved in “spreading misinformation” in “volatile situation” and therefore, her posts cannot be disregarded and the FIR against her was justified.


'Nativist' labour laws should be struck down, say experts — IE thinc Migration

June 28, 2021 3:59 pm

In the second edition of Thinc Migration, organised by The Indian Express, the panelists examined whether states are able to take care of those who migrate within their own borders.

‘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.

Workers battle economic crisis during Covid restrictions in Kolkata

June 14, 2021 2:54 pm

The restrictions imposed to tackle the spread of the pandemic has added to the woes of the economically weaker sections of the society, with migrant workers being badly hit.

Maharashtra curfew: Night curbs kick in, migrant workers return home

April 06, 2021 11:56 am

Maharashtra Night Curfew rules: Maharashtra after curfew implemented on Monday observed closed shops and migrant workers rushing back to their native places.

Sea of migrants keen to return home gather outside Mumbai’s Bandra station

April 14, 2020 10:34 pm

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3, a large number of migrant labourers came out on road in Mumbai’s Bandra demanding transportation arrangements to go to their native places.