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Will help migrants go back to home states if they come to mustering centres on the basis of SMS received: State govt informs Karnataka HC

Over 4,00,000 of the 9,00,000 migrant workers registered on the Seva Sindhu portal have not been transported, the Court noted.

Rintu Mariam Biju

The Karnataka High Court yesterday issued a set of directions while dealing with a plea regarding transport of migrant workers to their states of origin amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar passed the following directions:

  • State government to place on record all the updated action taken reports pursuant to the Simplified Policy for transportation of migrants dated June 13 for each of the districts.

  • Exhaustive data including the details of the migrant workers present at the mustering centres till date to be placed on record.

  • State to ensure that list of persons provided by AICCTU are transported.

  • AAG had submitted that state would shortly stop running of Shramik Special trains. Therefore, the state is required to place on record a written policy decision with reasons in this regard.

  • Scheme of Central government to provide rations to non-cardholders will continue up to November 2020. The state government to implement the same in full letter and spirit.

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