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MHA Releases New Standard Operating Protocol For Movement Of Stranded Labour [Read Order]

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20 April 2020 5:36 AM GMT
MHA Releases New Standard Operating Protocol For Movement Of Stranded Labour [Read Order]
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There shall be no movement of labour outside the State/UT from where they are currently located.

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a standard operating protocol for enabling the movement of migrant labours who are stranded in different parts of the country, amid lockdown.

The migrant labours, employed in industry, agriculture, construction and other sectors, were unable to go back to their native villages due to the lockdown. They have thus been lodged in various relief/ shelter camps being run by State/ UT Governments.

Now since certain additional activities, outside the containment zones, have been permitted by the Central government from April 20, these workers can be engaged in industrial, manufacturing, construction, farming and MNREGA works.

Thus, in order to facilitate their movement within the State/UT, the following guidelines have to be followed:

  • "The migrant labourers currently residing in relief/ shelter camps in States/ UTs should be registered with the concerned local Authority and their skill mapping be carried out to find out their suitability for various kinds of works.
  • In the event, that a group of migrants wish to return to their places of work, within the State where they are presently located, they would be screened and those who are asymptomatic would be transported to their respective places of work.
  • It may be noted that there shall be no movement of labour outside the State/UT from where they are currently located.
  • During the journey by bus, it would be ensured that safe social distancing norms are followed and the buses used for transport are sanitized as per the guidelines of the Health authorities.
  • The National Directives for COVID-19 Management issued under the consolidated revised guidelines dated 15 April 2020 shall be strictly followed.
  • The local authorities shall also provide for food and water etc., for the duration of their journey."

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