NHRC officer meets DC Papum Pare

NHRC officer meets DC Papum Pare

YUPIA, Nov 15: Dr Ashok Sahu, Thematic Special Reporteur of NHRC, New Delhi who is on a five-day visit to the State, on Thursday interacted with Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Dr Joram Beda, Superintendent of Police Tumme Amo, and other officers at the DC’s conference hall here.

Dr Sahu informed that his main objective of visit is to discuss the issues of human rights and developmental activities pertaining to survey of bonded labour, migrant labours and labour trafficking in the state to assess their welfare measures, economic bondage and trafficking issues.

Informing about financial provision of Govt of India for conducting survey, he said that Rs 4 lakh will be given to every district to conduct the survey on bonded labour on economic aspects, migrant labours welfare aspects and child trafficking cases in the district.

He also pointed the basic minimum welfare facilities that need to be provided to migrant workers working in different sectors like, minimum wages, future comforts like accommodation, health, subsidised food, social security schemes and education to children. Dr Ashok also highlighted about the Govt rehabilitation schemes of bonded labour or workers.

The DC briefed the visiting NHRC officer about the present status of bonded labour and migrant labour in the state and said due to change in social scenario of the state lots of changes had taken place and many welfare activities have been taken up by the Govt to rehabilitate the bonded labours which existed once upon a time in the state and presently no such system exist in the state.

SP Tumme Amo also spoke on the present status of child labour, migrant labour and labour trafficking cases in the district and informed that on all important occasions through awareness program people are educated on laws, POSCO, traffics rules and labour laws.

Earlier, Labour Registering Officer Koj Kano gave presentation on present status and report of labour in the district and Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board.  In Papum Pare district, 3000 workers are registered with the Board and around 1800 workers have been provided benefit under statutory and non-statutory schemes.

Among others, ADC (Hq) Tabang Bodung, DD (ICDS) A Lowangcha, DDSE S T Zara, DPO T Mize and CO Dr Bengia Yakar were present on the occasion. (DIPRO)

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