Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath gives up on permission issue for migrants

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: May 27, 2020, 10:12 AM(IST)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Amethi. Photograph:( ANI )

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The issue sparked a major controversy and an official spokesman has now said that the government would not include this clause of `prior permission` in the bye-laws of the Migration Commission.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has given up on his idea that permission would be needed if other states employ workers from his state.

The issue sparked a major controversy and an official spokesman has now said that the government would not include this clause of `prior permission` in the bye-laws of the Migration Commission.

The government spokesman also said it was working on modalities to set up the commission to provide jobs and social security to migrant workers returning to the state. It has named the migration commission as the "Shramik Kalyan Aayog (Workers welfare commission).

About 26 lakh migrants have already returned to the state and an exercise to map their skills is being carried out to help them get jobs.

Yogi Adityanath has discussed the modalities for setting up the commission and told his officers to complete the skill mapping exercise in 15 days.

Yogi Adityanath said a letter should be sent to all state governments to find out about migrant workers wanting to come back to Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier, the chief minister, while speaking at a webinar on Sunday, had said, "The migration commission will work in the interest of migrant workers. If any other state wants UP`s manpower, they cannot take them just like that, but will have to seek permission of the UP government. The way our migrant workers were ill-treated in other states, the UP government will take their insurance, social security in its hands now. The state government will stand by them wherever they work, whether in Uttar Pradesh, other states or other countries."

The statement had sparked a row with some political leaders and parties questioning the move.

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