If Modi govt had followed this 2018 SC order, migrants wouldn’t have had to flee the cities

The Print | June 01, 2020

SC had in 2018 order asked Modi govt to implement two laws aimed at welfare of construction workers. If the govt had, the migrant crisis could have been mitigated, experts claim.

New Delhi: The implementation of a March 2018 Supreme Court verdict, highlighting the plight of construction workers, could have helped mitigate the migrant crisis that unfolded during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

Where do we go from here? India should consider self registration, inter-state welfare schemes for migrant workers’ social security

Firstpost | May 30, 2020

While the Atma Nirbhar Bharat welfare measures for migrant workers are steps in the right direction, issues relating to the delivery of benefits remain unaddressed. Creation of a robust registration system, overcoming state level domicile restrictions and a larger policy framework that can address the social security needs of all informal workers are some of the major steps needed. Read more

Maharashtra Guv Bhagat Singh Koshyari modifies Scheduled Tribes and Forest Dwellers Act

The Free Press Journal | May 27, 2020

According to the modification, a provision has been incorporated enabling rightful claimants of the forest rights to appeal against the Order of the District Level Committee.

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has made certain modifications in the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, in its application to Scheduled Area of the State of Maharashtra. Read more

Community Self-governance in Education

Economic & Political Weekly | Journal » Vol. 55, Issue No. 21, 23 May, 2020

C R Bijoy (cr.bijoy@gmail.com) is with the Campaign for Survival and Dignity, a national coalition of Adivasi and forest dwellers’ organisations.

The dominant discourse in relation to education of Scheduled Tribes and other so-called weaker sections remains mostly concerned with logistics of providing a package. The inherited colonial dispensation that controls education, its institutions, and governance, is treated as a given absolute. It is to be recognised that not merely education for all, but the democratisation of education lies at the core of justice in education. The struggles for self-determination and self-governance by Adivasis have provided ample legal space to alter the present governance in education to democratise and establish community self-governance in education.
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Delhi HC directs State govt to renew registrations of labourers falling under eligible category

News Live tv | May 21, 2020

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the State government to renew the registrations of around five lakh labourers, who falls under the eligible category as they can get relief during the COVID-19 lockdown.

A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rajnish Bhatnagar asked the Delhi government to renew the registrations of the construction workers who fall under the eligibility criteria under the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Act. Read more

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