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No details on migrant labourers, despite circular asking for it, shows RTI

On April 8, the Chief Labour Commissioner issued a circular for collecting data on every stranded migrant worker in every district and state, but no such details are available, show RTI replies

Police baton charge one of the migrant workers during a clash following their agitation seeking arrangements for them to return home, amid ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, in Surat. Photo: PTI
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Police baton charge one of the migrant workers during a clash following their agitation seeking arrangements for them to return home, amid ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, in Surat. Photo: PTI

Shreegireesh Jalihal New Delhi
The migrant labour crisis amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown in force to prevent the spread of coronavirus prompted the Chief Labour Commissioner (CLC) last month to issue a circular calling for urgent collection of data on every stranded worker across the country. However, the CLC does still not have the data, show replies to Right to Information (RTI) queries.

On April 8, the office of the CLC issued a circular to the regional heads of 20 centres across the country to collect data on stranded migrant workers in every district and state. Templates were issued for data capture during the

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First Published: May 06 2020 | 2:59 PM IST

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