Lucknow, May 26 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed the officials to provide shops and houses at reasonable rates besides bank loans to migrant workers who have returned to the state amid lockdown.
" Ensure that the migrant workers, who are skilled, get shops and residence, in cheaper rate besides, government should also waive off GST and provide basic facilities, including bank loans, so that they set up their business easily in the state," the CM said during his daily Team 11 meeting here on Tuesday.
The CM also discussed the rules and procedure of the proposed Labour (Employment Exchange and Job) Welfare Commission for the migrant workers.
The officials informed that of the total 24 lakh migrant workers, who have returned to the state, the skill mapping of around 16 lakh migrants have been completed. They said that the government was also preparing the groundwork for providing cheap shops and houses for the migrants with giving other benefits like electricity, water, sewage and other benefits. "All the migrants would be registered with the district level Labour (Employment Exchange and Job) Welfare Commission, who will provide them jobs as per their skills. Besides if the migrant is provided a job out of his district , then they will be provided in residential government accommodation.
But our priority will be to provide jobs in their native districts," the official here said. The state government has prepared its first list of workers coming from other states after mapping their skills. So far, over 24 lakh people have returned to the state. Mr Adityanath said that the aim of the government is to provide jobs to every individual, and our efforts are going on in this regard. In the first list of skill mapping, 1527 workers related to automobile and car and bike repair have been included. Similarly, 16, 262 carpenters, 9006 drivers, 1,52,000 workers related to real estate, 306 data entry operators, 4980 electricians, 2234 workers skilled in furniture fittings, 12,103 in apparel and tailoring, 26,000 painters, handicraft related 1294 artisans, 424 nurses, 202 music teachers and 3364 security guards have been included.
Mr Adityanath has instructed that skill mapping of all migrant workers coming from other states should be done and they should be given apprenticeship as per their skills. During this period they should be given honorarium as well. He also instructed to provide data of workers and labourers in labour and employment exchange offices in every district. He said that insurance cover of all workers and labourers will also be done. Manpower will be made available to other states after the guarantee of social security of workers and labourers. (UNI)