UP Government reaffirms its commitment to bring back all labourers/workers with safety and dignity
Due to concerted efforts of the government machinery, as many as 23 lakh labourers/workers have been brought back so far : Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
State Government to set up a Migration Commission to provide social security to labourers/workers
Migration Commission to ensure comprehensive welfare package including insurance and skill mapping of labourers/workers
All the departments should make action plan and implement immediately under the provisions of PM’s Special Economic Package
Home quarantined labourers/workers should be provided food grain kit along with Rs. 1000 sustenance allowance and ration cards
Implement the Lockdown strictly, police and administration should do foot patrolling along with PRV 112 to prevent crowd gathering
Divisional Commissioners, DMs, SSPs and SPs directed to do regular inspections of quarantine centres, community kitchens and Covid hospitals
Make adequate supply of sand and other mining material at reasonable and fixed prices
Muslims are advised to not organise any public function and celebrate Eid at home to remain safe from Corona infection : Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Reaffirming his government’s commitment to bring back all labourers/workers with safety and dignity, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that owing to the concerted efforts of the government machinery, as many as 23 lakh labourers/workers have been brought back so far. He directed to screen them properly and send to quarantine centre or home quarantine as required. He said the home quarantined labourers/workers should be provided food grain kit along with Rs. 1000 sustenance allowance and their ration cards to be made.
The Chief Minister was reviewing the lockdown arrangements at a meeting held at his official residence here today. He directed to present before him a draft of the proposed migration commission to be set up to ensure comprehensive welfare package for the labourers/workers who have come back and also those who are working in other states. The commission being set up to provide social security to the labourers/workers, will look after not only the employment opportunity but engage in skill mapping to help getting them suitable job. Under the provisions of this commission, the labourers/workers will also be insured, even if they are working elsewhere in the country. He asked the officials to fast track the proposal incorporating ideal components of social security, being taken up by the government for the welfare of labour section.
The Chief Minister also instructed the officials to send proposal to the Centre for the construction of the houses under the provisions of PM’s special Rs. 20 lakh crore economic package. In fact, all the departments should make action plan and implement immediately under the provisions of PM’s Special Economic Package. He also asked to include rented house scheme in the package so that the needy persons may get low rent house.
He also directed to prepare an action plan for maximising the benefit to Uttar Pradesh under the economic package. The Chief Minister directed to implement the Lockdown strictly and said the police and the administration should engage in the foot patrolling and ensure no crowd is gathered. He also asked to deploy PRV 112 in the patrolling as it will help in preventing the road accidents as well. He also directed all Divisional Commissioners, DMs, SSPs and SPs to do regular inspections of quarantine centres, community kitchens and Covid hospitals.
The Chief Minister said that the food packets should be distributed to the labourers/workers on roads, highways, expressways and public places to ensure no one remains hungry. He said the vigilance committees set up for surveillance of quarantined persons should discharge their duties diligently. He also asked to strengthen door-step delivery system in the containment areas and adherence to social distancing norms. He directed to take all precautions to save the crops from locust attack and make effective arrangement of potable water in Bundelkhand area in view of summer time.
The Chief Minister directed the Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue to ensure that the special secretaries sent to different districts inspect the quarantine centre and community kitchen regularly. Also, it should be ensured that the labourers get their ration kits and their bank accounts are opened easily. He said that the people not wearing masks should be challaned and such persons should be given masks made under ‘livelihood mission’. He said there is immense job potential in MSME sector and for this, the entrepreneurs should be encouraged. He asked to make available the PPE kits, N-95 masks, three layer masks and other equipment through MSME sector in the fight against Corona.
The Chief Minister asserted that all the ventilators should be functional and regular postings of anaesthesiologists has to be ensured. He also asked to ramp up testing to ten thousand per day and directed to procure ‘TruNAT’ machines for quick testing results. He also emphasised on the availability of Pulse Oximeter in all the quarantine centres. He also asked the Principal Secretaries of Health and Medical Education departments to resume emergency services in all the government hospitals.
The Chief Minister said in view of the Eid tomorrow, the joint patrolling by the administration and the police should be done. He appealed to the Muslim brethren to not organise any public function and celebrate Eid at home to remain safe from Corona infection. He directed to make adequate supply of sand and other mining material at reasonable and fixed prices and ensure these materials are not in the shortage.
Those present in the meeting included the Medical Education Minister Shri Suresh Khanna, Health Minister Shri Jai Pratap Singh, Minister of State for Health Shri Atul Garg, Chief Secretary Shri R.K. Tiwari, Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri Alok Sinha, Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner Shri Alok Tandon, Additional Chief Secretary Home and Information Shri Awanish Kumar Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Sanjeev Mittal, Additional Chief Secretary Revenue Mrs. Renuka Kumar, Director General of Police Shri H.C. Awasthi, Principal Secretary Health Shri Amit Mohan Prasad, Principal Secretary MSME Shri Navneet Sehgal, Principal Secretary Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Shri Manoj Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary Animal Husbandry Shri Bhuvnesh Kumar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri S.P. Goyal and Shri Sanjay Prasad, Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Alok Kumar, Director Information Shri Shishir and other senior officers.