Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up a migration commission to help find jobs for workers returning home. Additional Chief Secretary (Home and Information) Awanish Awasthi said any state that wants labourers from UP has to seek its permission. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also said that other states will need permission from the UP government if they want to make use of labourers from Uttar Pradesh. About 25 lakh migrants, workers and their families, have returned to Uttar Pradesh from other states.
At a meeting with senior officials, Chief Minister reiterated that his government is committed to a safe and respectable homecoming of workers and to providing them with jobs and social security. The planned commission will look into workers’ rights, prevent their exploitation and provide an official framework to ensure socio-economic and legal support for them.