Implemented for migrant labourers of Madhya Pradesh in lockdown

“Mukhya Mantri Pravasi Mazdoor Sahayata Yojana”Guidelines for implementation issued to district collectors 

Bhopal

Guidelines have been given to all district collectors for the effective implementation of “Mukhya Mantri Pravasi Mazdoor Sahayata Yojana-2020” to help labourers of Madhya Pradesh stranded in other states in the nationwide lockdown to prevent infection of Corona pandemic. Under the scheme, information about migrant labourers, address, mobile number etc. will be collected and they will be given Rs 1000 for immediate necessities like food, medicine, etc. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced this scheme on 15 April, 2020. So far, the list of mobile numbers of 15 thousand migrants trapped in other states is ready.

Guidelines for the implementation of the scheme are given in the detailed circular sent to all the collectors of the state:

The benefit of the scheme will be given to those migrant labourers who are bona fide residents of Madhya Pradesh and are migrant labourers in other states till the date of implementation of the scheme.

Collectors of all districts will collect information about eligible labourers of the scheme from various sources. This information will be given to the Relief Commissioner. Apart from this, the information that comes directly to the state level call centre of such migrants will be transferred to MAP IT.

MAP IT will collect the following information on the basis of the date obtained: –

De-duplication of mobile numbers.

Tracing the location of available mobile numbers based on mobile towers and listing out-of-state numbers.

District wise listing of listed mobile numbers.

The Collector will collect the following information from the concerned by calling on the mobile numbers from the list which will be made available to the District Collector by MAP IT:

Name / father’s name, full address, (village, body, block, tehsil and district), mobile number, Aadhaar number, Samagra ID, bank account details along with IFC and the trade being undertaken by the person concerned from where he was trapped.

It has been made clear in the guidelines that the applicant who does not have an Aadhaar number or Samagra ID, his identity and verification of being a resident of Madhya Pradesh will be confirmed by the district concerned, by other means like talking to the Panchayat Secretary, his voter ID, food grain slip, MNREGA job card and government documents etc. If required, the said documents of the applicant can also be obtained through WhatsApp or other electronic means. It has also been said in the guidelines that if the applicant is trapped along with other people of Madhya Pradesh who are eligible under this scheme, then the above details will also need to be verified by the location map IT / WhatsApp of the mobile number. This will clarify whether the applicant is present at that place or not.

As and when the District Collector receives the verified information, he will deposit the amount in the bank accounts of the concerned person or pay through any e-wallet such as Paytm, Phone-Pay, Yono etc.

District collectors will also ensure that the payment is made on each eligible mobile number. Also, the same person is not paid more than once. It has been told to maintain all the information regarding the amount disbursed in all the districts, complete details of the beneficiary, bank account number, date of disbursement, etc. at the district level mandatorily.

The state level coordinators fixed by the state government to establish coordination in relation to such migrant workers will monitor in their respective districts.