HYDERABAD: Same as migrant workers’The waiting period for going back home is getting longer, South Central Railway Gave information on tuesday Telangana The High Court stated that no district collector had sent any request for arrangement of labor-specific trains since June 1, although it was ready to organize the trains.
Taking this seriously, a bench of Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B Vijayasena Reddy blamed the collectors for failing in their duties and not attempting to send the trapped laborers to their places of origin. At one point, the CJ tickled the collectors for not following the court’s previous orders to shift workers and wondered where the helpless migrant would go if the officers didn’t help him. Appearing for SCR, Advocate Pushpendra Kaur said: “We have partially resumed our services. We are ready to arrange labor trains within 24 hours of any such request from the state or district collectors. We have not received any such request from collectors since 1 June.”
Collectors fail in their duties: Telangana H.C.
The bench recalled that it had issued a directive on 2 June that they (workers) be sent to their destination either through labor specials or special trains. “We read in newspapers that they are being transferred to labor trains. We do not understand why it has stopped after this? The bench said while hearing a PIL filed by S. Jeevan Kumar of Human Rights Forum (HRF).
The bench added: “In fact, district collectors are failing in their duties. We do not need our order to identify the trapped laborers and request for trains. The irony is that they are not moving even after our orders.
Going a step further, CJ said: “I feel a strange feeling that our orders are falling on their deaf ears. It is not difficult for a district collector to take a picture of what is happening at the Secunderabad railway station. “He thought,” There are no labor trains. And there are no shelters. Where do these poor migrants go.”
At this point, Advocate General BS Prasad submitted a report filed by the Labor Department and sought time to pursue the case. The bench gave him 24 hours and posted the matter on Wednesday to explain the inaction on behalf of the civil administration. “Large congestion at Secunderabad station will endanger the health of other passengers,” the CJ said. He also reminded the government that the apex court had directed the government and the railways to take care of the migrants by arranging food, shelter and transport.
The case will be heard on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court had also made it mandatory for states and railways to arrange labor trains to take workers to their destination.
Earlier, the HRF leader’s lawyer, Vasudha Nagaraj, said activists were stranded in Secunderabad and various parts of the medal. “There is no shelter near Secunderabad station, where workers are forced to seek shelter under transformers or near congested roads,” he informed the bench.
The Labor Department also considered that 16,000 brick kiln workers in Odisha are waiting to be relocated to their destinations. Jeevan Reddy was questioning the inaction of the labor and revenue departments for failing to help the 60,000 Odisha laborers working in 1,218 brick kilns in Telangana.
Later, the CJ allowed SCR to appear as a party on Vasudha’s plea.