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OF LATE, STATE TO SET UP HELPLINE FOR MIGRANTS Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

OF LATE, STATE TO SET UP HELPLINE FOR MIGRANTS
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar
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In the wake of the brutalities on migrant (Dadan) labourers of Odisha at the workplaces by the unscrupulous Dalals and brick kiln owners in other States, Labour and Employment Minister Bijoyshree Routray on Monday said it has been decided to set up a dedicated helpline for the aid of the labourers in distress anywhere.
Routray said the State Government would soon put up a system to regulate and check migration of labourers, particularly in case of Dadan trafficking. The Chief Secretary has been asked to hold a high-level meeting to formulate a foolproof system to solve the problem.
He said henceforth all the migrant labourers would have to register themselves with the nearby Labour Office before going in search of work in other States. The Dalals would also have to inform the Labour Department about the number of labourers being supplied by them. On the issue of compensation to the Balangir child labourer whose hand was crushed by his employer in Karnataka, Routray said it is being probed under which ground the child had gone to Karnataka along with his parents.
It is being ascertained whether the boy who was tortured was a child labourer. After the receipt of the report, the Government would consider giving any assistance to the victim, he said.


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