Bank accounts for migrant workers opened: TS to High Court

Bank accounts for migrant workers opened: TS to High Court
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The High Court at Hyderabad was informed by the Telangana State government that the Labour Department had opened 2,268 bank accounts for migrant workers in the State as per the directions of the High Court. Agreeing that this figure would not cover the entire migrant workforce, the government assured the Court that it would try to complete the process in the coming one month.

Hyderabad: The High Court at Hyderabad was informed by the Telangana State government that the Labour Department had opened 2,268 bank accounts for migrant workers in the State as per the directions of the High Court. Agreeing that this figure would not cover the entire migrant workforce, the government assured the Court that it would try to complete the process in the coming one month.

Hearing the PIL on the violation of safeguards and statutory provisions in the Telangana State relating to the working conditions of migrant workers, particularly in the brick kilns, the division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Dilip B Bhosale and Justice P Naveen Rao underlined that all other statutory requirements for the workers must be met.

It enquired whether there were sufficient health facilities for the workers and whether education facilities were available for their children. The petitioner contended that this was not happening. The bench expressed unhappiness at the Andhra Pradesh government not responding in this matter when court had directed them to provide information on the status of migrant workers in that State.

“This is absolutely callous attitude on part of the AP government. They are never taking our directions seriously. Even the Advocate General or Additional Advocate General are not appearing in crucial matters,” said the Acting Chief Justice.

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