Provide Free Food, Shelter, Transport To Transient Workers: SC. Notices to Centre , Union Territories, and States by Honorable Apex Court; Directed to provide the free vehicle, food, shelter
Taking suo moto comprehension of the situation of transient workers abandoned in different parts of the nation due to Covid-19 lockdown, the Supreme Court today gave notification to the Centre, states, and Union Territories asking these to illuminate measures taken to manage the emergency.
“In the current circumstance of lockdown in the nation, this segment of society needs aid and help by the administrations concerned, particularly steps to be taken by the government of India, state governments/UTs in this troublesome circumstance to stretch out some assistance to these transient workers,” said a three-judge seat headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan.
The order comes in the midst of analysis from different quarters over SC’s supposed disappointment in coming to rescue of migrant laborers, huge numbers of whom lost their lives in mishaps while headed home by walking.
“In spite of the fact that the Government of India and state governments have taken measures, there have been deficiencies and certain breaches,” it stated, guiding them to promptly give “satisfactory vehicle course of action, food, and haven liberated from cost to transient workers “.
Investigating the criticalness of the issue, the SC posted it for an additional conference on Thursday.
Taking suo moto awareness of “issues and tragedies” of migrant workers, the Seat, which likewise included Judges SK Kaul and MR Shah, stated: “Paper and media reports have been indicating hopeless conditions of transient workers strolling by walking and cycles for significant distances.”