UP to dedicate 200-seater call centre for incoming migrants

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Lucknow / May 27, 2020

Uttar Pradesh government will set up a dedicated 200-seater call centre for verifying the medical and skills data of the migrant workers.

More than 2.5 million migrants have so far returned to UP from different states, particularly Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi, Karnataka, Rajasthan etc. nearly 150,000 migrants are coming back every day following covid-19 lockdown.

The state government has launched a mammoth skills mapping exercise, so that they could be provided local level jobs in the state.

Presiding over a review meeting here yesterday, chief minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to expedite the institution of a dedicated call centre for migrants.

“The call centre to be manned by the CM Helpline service personnel will call up the migrants to verify the health, quarantine and vocational skills details,” UP additional chief secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi said here last evening.

Meanwhile, the CM also asked the chief secretary to write to the respective state governments to provide an exhaustive list of stranded UP workers, so that arrangements could be made for their evacuation.

Recently, the state had announced to set up a Migration Commission titled Kaamgar/Shramik (Sevayojan evam Rozgar) Kalyan Aayog to facilitate jobs and social security.

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