States will need UP govt nod to hire workers: CM
NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said his government will lay down stringent conditions for ensuring social security of workers from UP who are hired by other states. Other states will also need to seek permission from his government before engaging workers from UP, he said.
“If any state wants manpower, the state government will have to guarantee social security and insurance of the workers. Without our permission they will not be able to take our people… because of the way they were treated in some states,” he said in an interaction with journalists through video conferencing.
The chief minister said all migrants who have returned to the state were being registered and their skills mapped by his administration.
Adityanath also asked called for the creation of a migration commission that will look into various factors related to the rights of migrant workers and ensure they aren’t exploited.
Prof Amitabh Kundu, distinguished fellow at the New Delhibased think tank Research and Information System for Developing Countries, said requiring government permission for employing people could face a legal challenge.
“Article 19 (1)(D) guarantees freedom to move freely, and 19(1)(e) the freedom to settle in any part of the country… so the need for permission can be legally challenged,” he said.