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Madhya Pradesh forms commission to provide jobs to returnee migrant workers

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An order was issued by the state labour department on Friday for the formation of “Madhya Pradesh State Migrant Labourer Commission’ (MPSMLC). The commission will recommend to the state government measures for the welfare of migrant labourers, and ways to strengthen their socio-economic condition, an official release said.

Madhya Pradesh forms commission to provide jobs to returnee migrant workers. (Image for representation: PTI)

The Madhya Pradesh government has formed a commission to create employment opportunities for the migrant labourers, who have returned to the state from different parts of the country during the coronavirus-triggered nationwide lockdown.

An order was issued by the Labour Department on Friday for the formation of “Madhya Pradesh State Migrant Labourer Commission’ (MPSMLC).

The commission will recommend to the state government measures for the welfare of migrant labourers, and ways to strengthen their socio-economic condition, an official release by the state government said.

It will give its suggestions and recommendations to the government after obtaining a necessary advice from its members and other people, organisations, departments and boards, among others, the statement said.

The state government will nominate the chairman of the commission, it said.

An official release said: “The state government is committed to give migrant labours a comfortable environment here only so they will not have to go outside the state to earn their livelihood. The commission is required to present necessary recommendations to strengthen the socio-economic status of the migrant labourers of the state.”

“The commission will present its suggestions and recommendations to the state government. This includes the welfare of migrant labourers, creation of employment opportunities and skill development of migrant labourers and their families as well as effective implementation of existing laws for the protection of their interest. The tenure of the Commission will be of two years,” the release read.

Labourers, who are domicile of Madhya Pradesh and were working in other states as labourers and had returned to Madhya Pradesh on March 01, will be taken care of under this initiative. Also, if any migrant labour will come back to the state in future, they too will be covered under this.

(With inputs from PTI)

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