New Delhi: In the view of movement of migrant workers amid coronavirus lockdown, the Centre on Sunday directed all states to seal all district and state border effectively. States have been directed to ensure that there is no movement of people across cities or on highways.
Only movement of goods have been allowed.
Centre has also advised that adequate arrangements for food and shelter of poor and needy people including migrant laborers be made at the place of their work. Centre had yesterday issued orders for use of SDRF funds for this purpose. Sufficient funds are available with States in this head.
States have been also told to ensure timely payment of wages to labourers at their place of work during the period of lockdown without any cut. House Rent should not be demanded from the labourers for this period.
Action will be taken against those who are asking labourers or students to vacate the premises.
Centre also demanded that those who have violated the lockdown and traveled during the period of lockdown will be subject to minimum 14 days of quarantine in government quarantine facilities.