Mains Paper 2:Governance
Prelims level: Migration Commission
Mains level: Welfare schemes for the vulnerable sections
At a webinar Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath spoke about
the problems of those who have to move out of the state to earn their
He announced that a “Migration Commission” will be established to help
workers who have returned to the state amid the lockdown.
The Commission will find ways to guarantee social security to workers,
provide them jobs according to their skills.
The CM also criticised other states for not taking care of workers from
UP during the lockdown.
For sure, the salienceof welfare schemes for migrants — insurance, legal
support, unemployment allowance — and the need for better employment avenues
for them, cannot be overstated.
The UP CM’s stated concern for the dignity of workers from the state in
workplaces in other states is also welcome.
But a relevant intervention on an important issue framed by the ongoing
public health emergency assumed a problematic overtonewhen the UP CM said:
“Without our permission, our people cannot be taken by other states”.
Quite simply, what the chief minister has proposed is against the
interests of the workers he is professing concern for.
It also goes against a fundamental tenet of the Constitution: Clauses d
and e of Article 19 guarantee citizens the right to move freely throughout
Questions and Unseemly interventions:
The public exchange on the issue of the stranded and vulnerable migrant
workforce has thrown up several questionable and unseemly interventions so
More than 20 lakh migrants have reportedly returned to UP in the two
months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of a nationwide
lockdown dried up their sources of livelihood.
While the UP government did mobilise buses to ferryback stranded
migrants, a large number of them have had to undertake arduousjourneys to
Earlier this month, the UP government sparredwith the government
Q1. With reference to the World Schizophrenia Day, consider the following
statements: 1. May 24 is observed as World Schizophrenia Day.
2. Schizophrenia is a psychosis, a type of mental illness characterized by
distortions in thinking, perception, emotions, language, sense of self and
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2