EDEN IAS

NEWS IMPULSE – NATIONAL MIGRANT WORKER DATABASE | 22 DECEMBER

Syllabus section: geography

 

Why in News?

A national database of migrant workers should be collated at the earliest to ensure that if there is ever a repeat of a COVID-19-like pandemic, the relief measures should reach the intended beneficiaries, the Standing Committee on Home Affairs has noted in its report.

About:

The database is to be created based on the twelve-digit Aadhaar number. The number will act a social security coverage to the migrants.

• All the unorganised workers will also be included separately in the database to help them get employment.

• The committee has recommended that the database should have details of skill set of the workers. Also, it should hold details of origin and destination state of the migrant workers

• The database will help to track the movement of the migrants.

• It will help the origin state and destination state to plan welfare measures including social security measures.

 

 

Source: The Hindu