Courts Update Migrant labourers' issue: SC says it is not happy...

Migrant labourers’ issue: SC says it is not happy with steps taken by Centre

-


New Delhi, May 24 (ILNS): The two-Judge Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and Justice MR Shah, while hearing a suo motu plea initiated by it, titled problems and miseries of migrant labourers, today made it clear that it was not happy with the steps taken by the Centre in addressing the acute problems of migrant labourers during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.


While it was pointed out to the Court by Counsels that states are yet to properly initiate the Atmanirbhar scheme to eight crore migrant workers who did not have a ration card, it was also stressed that actually, eight crore was the number of the Central government, while the governments are providing ration to only around two crore migrant workers.


Another startling fact was also pointed out to the court, as a Counsel said that 24 crore more people have been pulled below the poverty line. “The situation is even more grim than the last time,” added the Counsel.


As the issue of cash transfer was discussed, it was pointed out that the government has given cash of Rs 1,000 to Rs 6,000 to construction workers, but the states have not considered other workers like rickshaw-puller, rag picker etc. It was said that cash transfer should be provided to them also.


When the Bench commented, “There has to be some registration to identify such workers,” it was pointed out that “from the last one year, the governments have not been able to set up a portal for the registration of migrant workers.”
That was when the Bench commented, “We are not happy with the steps taken by the Central government. We will pass some directions.” ILNS\KR\SJ\RJ

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Allahabad High Court recalls order listing case of errant advocate before another bench

Allahabad Sept 18(ILNS): The Allahabad High Court recently recalled its order in which it had directed the...

CBI seeks dismissal of a petition for separating Director of Prosecution from the agency, says post enjoys full autonomy in the affidavit

New Delhi Sept 18(ILNS): The Central Bureau of Investigation informed the Delhi High Court that the Directorate...

Supreme Court allows appeal against summons issued to invoke the power under Section 319 CrPC

New Delhi Sept 18(ILNS): The Supreme Court on September 13, while setting aside the summoning order passed...

Allahabad High Court asks lawyers in the Hathras case to list facilities provided to victim’s family

Lucknow, Sept 18 (ILNS) The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday asked the advocates...

Mamata nephew, wife move Delhi HC to quash ED summons in West Bengal coal scam

New Delhi, Sept 18 (ILNS) Abhishek Bannerjee, MP, All India Trinamool Congress and nephew of West Bengal...

Allahabad HC grants bail to man accused of false promise of marriage, later says he’s willing to marry if she converts.

Allahabad, Sept 18 (ILNS) The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday granted bail to a man accused of...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you