Ministry of Home Affairs directs all States and UTs to implement lockdown effectively and mitigate economic hardship to the migrant workers

Apr 03, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Labour Compliance

The Ministry of Home Affairs on March 29, 2020, directs all States and Union Territory Governments and authorities to take necessary action and to issue necessary orders for effective implementation of lockdown and mitigate economic hardship to the migrant members.

The following measures are as under:

i. There should be adequate arrangements of temporary shelters and food for the poor and needy people, including migrant labourers.

ii. The migrant people, who have moved out to reach their home states or home towns, must be kept in the nearest shelter with quarantine facilities after proper screening for a minimum period of 14 days.

iii. All the employers of the industry or shops and commercial establishments will make payment of wages of their workers without any deduction during the lockdown period.

iv. Landlords shall not demand payment of rent for a period of one month from the workers including the migrants who are living in rented accommodation.

v. If any landlord is forcing labourers and students to vacate their premises, they will be liable under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

Further, in case of violation of any of the above measures, the respective State or UT Government, will take necessary action under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.


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