Supreme Court has directed the centre government that all the migrant laborers stranded away from home with no work must be sent back to their native places within 15 days.
The SC, while hearing a petition on the plight of all migrants laborers must be sent back in 15 days, the Centre to provide additional trains to states within 24 hours of demand.
The court has said further directions on the issue will be are given. The Supreme Court has also said that it is the responsibility of all the states and Union Territories to identify the migrant workers and register their names.
The court added that governments of states and Union Territories must strive to create employment to migrants. State governments have also been asked to facilitate counseling for the returning migrant laborers.
The bench of Supreme Court said, “Centre and states have to prepare a list for identification of migrant workers in a streamlined manner. Employment relief will have to be mapped out and skill-mapping will be carried out to migrant laborers.”
During its last hearing on Friday, the governments of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh had told the Supreme Court that many migrant laborers are unwilling to return to their native states.