NEW DELHI: Decided to stop a re-run of the pitiable scenario of migrant employees in the course of the lockdown final yr, the Supreme Court docket on Monday directed the middle and states to present dry ration or cooked food to migrant employees “wherever stranded within the nation”.
Resorting to the ‘steady mandamus doctrine’ in a suo motu case initiated final yr below the title ‘Issues and Miseries of Migrant Employees’, a bench of justices Ashok bhushan and MR Shah mentioned, “We direct that migrant employees wherever stranded all through India must be offered dry ration below the Atmanirbhar scheme or some other scheme is discovered appropriate by the states / heart.”
It additionally ordered the central and state governments to full registration of employees in all unorganized sectors in order to allow them to get the advantages of welfare schemes floated by the state and union governments. It additionally mentioned just like the oxygen audit, the governments should draft in appropriate audit mechanisms to be certain that advantages enumerated below schemes attain the migrant employees. “We direct all states / UTs to make neighborhood kitchens operational for stranded migrant employees wherever they might situate within the nation,” the bench ordered.
The SC requested the middle to file an affidavit on the progress in work on preparation of a nationwide database on unorganized employees in coordination with state governments. “We grant two weeks’ time to Union of india to file an affidavit with the above regard, ”it ordered.