Partha Mukhopadhay Panel to Suggests Legal Framework to Secure the Rights of Migrants

Date: March 06, 2017

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Government Panel led by Partha Mukhopadhay Suggests Legal Framework to Secure the Rights of Migrants. It is a 18 member panel constituted by the government has recommended necessary legal and policy framework to protect the interests of the migrants in the country.

The Working Group on Migration constituted by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2015 submitted its recommendation report on March 1, 2017.The panel headed by Shri Partha Mukhopadhay has suggested to enable the migrants to avail benefits of Public Distribution System (PDS) in the destination State by providing for inter-State operability of PDS.
It has also recommended including the children of migrants in the Annual Work Plans under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) to uphold their Right to Education.As per the panel, the migrant population in India makes substantial contribution to economic growth and therefore it was necessary to protect the constitutional rights of the migrants.