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Government to launch online portal for stranded migrant workers

The move will help government to pass on relief benefits to migrant workers and do skill mapping

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The State governments have already been asked to upload the details of all migrant workers, including their Aadhaar and bank accounts, on the portal

Somesh Jha New Delhi
The Union government is going to launch an online portal for the migrant workers in the unorganised sector impacted due to a national lockdown imposed to check the spread of Covid-19 in India.

The portal, which has been tentatively named by the labour and employment ministry as the National Portal for Covid-19 Affected Unorganised Migrant Workers, will gather the details of all the unorganised sector workers who are stranded in relief camps, residential or industrial clusters.

“The portal will allow the government to pass on relief benefits to the migrant workers — be it in the form of cash transfers or through

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First Published: Apr 26 2020 | 3:57 PM IST

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